Grover B. "Buddy" Gardner



Grover Buddin “Buddy” Gardner, 68, of Florence, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the McLeod Hospice House. Buddy was born in Kingstree, the son of the late Grover Cleveland and Inez Buddin Gardner. He served his country proudly in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Buddy was a devoted husband & father and was adored by his grandchildren. He never met a stranger and had the gift of making everyone smile. He enjoyed raising chickens, fishing, hunting and classic cars.

Surviving are his loving wife of 46 years, Marilyn Russell Gardner, two children, Melissa Gardner (Brian) Parrott and Justin Patrick Gardner both of Florence, three grandchildren, Madelyn, Eliza and Amelia Parrott all of Florence, two sisters, Gloria (Mac) McEwen of Sumter and Patti (Paul) McWhirter of Chester, two sisters-in-law, Deborah (Terry) Childress of Goose Creek and Claire (David) Mizzell of Moncks Corner, and a number of nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service will be held at 4PM on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in the chapel of Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. The family will receive friends immediately following the service until 7pm and other times at his daughter’s residence.
Memorials may be made to the McLeod Hospice House.