Gordon Arthur Garner, age 83, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday January 17, 2017 in Beaufort, South Carolina. He was visited by family members during his last days ushering a close to a wonderful man. Mr. Garner is survived by all five of his children: Chris Garner, Shirley Ann Buck, David Garner, Kelli Shivers and Tammi Ivey. He is also survived by his most beloved grandchildren Brandon Buck, Justin Buck, Kayla Kavanaugh, Brittany Garner, Bailey Garner, Greer Shiver, Carson Shiver, William Garner and lil' Gordon Ivey. Mr. Garner was born in Batavia, New York and is predeceased by father Edward, mother Gladys, brother Edward and sister Shirley. He is predeceased by beloved wife Bridget. Mr. Garner graduated from LeRoy Central High School in New York and later earned his college degree from Midlands Technical College in Columbia, South Carolina. Mr. Garner better known by all as "Gordy" served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean conflict, where he was assigned to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Marine Aviation Wings. As a paratrooper, rigger and survival specialist he supported combat air operations on the peninsula in the areas of Pohang and Pusan S. Korea. Gordon transitioned from the Marine Corps into the private sector after earning multiple medals for outstanding service and patriotism to his country. When Gordon returned to his hometown of Leroy, NY, he worked for the Jell-O Company, played semi-pro football and then became a deputy sheriff for the Genesee County Sheriffs Department. During his time at the department he started the first bloodhound team, dive team, and special weapons and tactics team. Mr. Garner was also selected by then Sheriff Frank L. Gavel as his Undersheriff for several years and was also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy. The National Academy is one of the highest professional development courses U.S. and international law enforcement officials are hand selected to attend. The later occupation established what would become a lifetime career in law enforcement filled with achievements and accolades. Mr. Garner completed his career as the Range Master for the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and retired with 30 plus years of law enforcement duty. His life long service to family, friends, community and country was the path his life chose. He never feared hard work or putting others before him and always took the time to mentor those around him. Gordon was husband, father, friend and Marine warrior and truly left this place much better for his time on earth. "Semper Fidelis" Always the simple family man, Gordy has requested that his family remember him during a casual memorial gathering and stated "cook a hotdog". A time for this memorial gathering is to be determined and family will be notified of event details at a later date.