July 22, 2019

Mr. James Robert “Rob” Gardner

Mr. James Robert “Rob” Gardner, age 71 of Franklin, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019.

He was born September 21, 1947 in Austell, Georgia, son of the late Lewis Carlton Gardner and Louise Haney Gardner. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict.

He owned and operated Gardner Heating and later before his health began to decline, he worked for Wade Heating and Air.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Carlton Gardner.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Riggs Gardner of Franklin; daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Richard Finch of Franklin, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Lynnette Gardner of Villa Rica; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Funeral service will be conducted Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM from Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel with Chaplain Kenneth Brown officiating. Burial will be conducted Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM from Georgia National Cemetery.

Messages of condolences can be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com.

Martin & Hightower Funeral Home of Carrollton is in charge of the arrangements.

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