Billy R. Gardner

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Obituary

Billy R. Gardner, 84, of Triangle passed away at his home on Thursday, May 11, 2017 after a brave battle with cancer.

Billy retired from the Lorton Reformatory after working for almost 30 years as a correctional specialist. He enjoyed watching sports and his favorite baseball team was the Baltimore Orioles. He loved to work in the yard and grow vegetables in his garden.

Billy was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Mary Jane Gardner.

Survivors include his daughter, Sharon K. Gardner; sister, Lois Brewer and husband Jerry; sister-in-law Pat Gardner; sister-in- law Virginia “Tootsie” Gardner; and many nieces and nephews; his friend and caregiver Steven Cutter who was like a son to Billy and took care of him for the last 6 months of his life. Billy is also survived by Kaitlyn Cutter who was like a granddaughter he never had and she brought much joy and happiness into his life.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 16 at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Dumfries Cemetery.