Robert Arnold “Bert” Gardner, 53, of Waycross died Saturday, June 13, 2020.
A native of New York, he had lived in Ware County the past 30 years and was a former correction officer at Ware State Prison in Waycross. He enjoyed fishing, painting and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Arnold and Donna Gardner.
Survivors are his fiancé, Michelle Beck, Waycross; three sons, Cole Gardner and fiancé, Felicia Stewart, Jesup, Garrett (Amy) Gardner, Screven and Blake (Lexi) Gardner, Blackshear; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Lillian (Alvin) Keener, Goldsberg, NC and Peggy (Jim) Bowen, Metter; two brothers, Joe (Anita) Gardner and Michael (Melissa) Gardner, both of Screven and several other extended relatives.
Memorial services will be held by the family.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.