Preston Harold Gardner

December 28, 1943May 4, 2021

COLUMBIA - Preston Harold Gardner died Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Born in Darlington County, SC, he was a son of James Ira Gardner, Jr. and Willie Mae Ham. A graduate of Lamar High School, he was the owner of Gardner Plumbing Company for over 30 years. Mr. Gardner attended Riverland Hills Baptist Church.

Surviving are his daughter, Sasha Davis (John) of Irmo, SC and Danielle Miller of Florence, SC; grandchildren, Madison Hill, Wells Davis, Sloane Davis, Carson Miller, and Peyton Miller; and siblings, Merle Gardner (Bobbie), Gary Gardner (Pat), and Troy Gardner (Roz).

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Wanda Phillips, and his brother, Kenneth Gardner.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 7, 2021 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, with burial in Elim UMC Cemetery, Oates, SC at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 or Riverland Hills Baptist Church Building Fund, 201 Lake Murray Blvd. Irmo, SC 29063.


  • Visitation

    Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, May 7, 2021


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Wanda Goodman

May 7, 2021

Love ones of Preston, l am sorry for your loss. Preston was a loving man with a big heart and lived his life for all of you. I enjoyed being in his presence so many times. He was so kind to me. I loved him for being so kind to me.