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Alfred Ludwig Wassner, Sr., 84, of Savannah, Georgia and husband of Sara Crosby Wassner, died Wednesday afternoon, August 28, 2019, at his home.

Born in Nurnberg, Germany, he was a son of the late William Carr and the late Eva Marie Beierlein Carr. Alfred was of the Christian faith. He was a United States Army veteran. Alfred retired as a Conductor with Norfolk Southern Railroad after 41 years, where he was known as “Willie” to his railroad family. He enjoyed fishing and playing golf. Alfred was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, who always cared about others before himself.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Rose Marie Wassner Wallace, and a great-granddaughter, Amber Marie Wallace.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Sara Crosby Wassner of Savannah; one daughter, Susan W. Purser of Midway; three sons, Richard Wassner of Atlanta, the Reverend Dr. William J. Wassner (Lisa), of Indiana, and Alfred Wassner, Jr. (Sara) of Savannah; ten grandchildren, Eric Wallace, Tommy Wallace, Michael Purser, David Purser (Sally), Shaylan Wassner, Austin Wassner, Alex Wassner, Jonathan Wassner (Kelly), Joel Wassner and Jeremy Wassner (Kelley); nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jimmy Carr of Connecticut and Gerhard Wassner (Irma) of Texas; his brother-in-law, Bobby Crosby of Griffin, Georgia, and many nieces and nephews.

PLEASE NOTE DAY AND DATE CHANGE: The family will receive friends from 11 until 12 o’clock Friday, September 6, 2019, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

PLEASE NOTE DAY AND DATE CHANGE: The funeral service, with military honors, will be held at 12 noon Friday, September 6, 2019, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by the Reverend Dr. William J. Wassner. Private interment will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Remembrances: Shriners Healthcare for Children – Florida – 12502 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, Florida 33612-9411.

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  1. Marian & Craig Barsumian says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family! May God rest his soul. With deepest sympathy and love, Craig & Marian!

  2. Dori Wolson says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with y’all during this difficult time.
    I have such fond memories from my childhood
    Lot’s of love

  3. Candace Poole says:

    I only have the fondest memories of Alfred. He was an outstanding person, father, grandfather, and friend to those who knew him. Rest in peace Opa ❤️

  4. Candace Poole says:

    Thinking of all of the family, my dearest sympathies

  5. BRAD FIELDS says:

    Mr. Wassner was one of my best customers at Kia Country of Savannah. I know he will be missed by many including myself. He always had a good story to tell me.

  6. Darrell & Kathy Elliott says:

    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Our deepest sympathy.
    With Love.
    Darrell & Kathy Elliott

  7. CHRISTY S HORNE says:

    My condolences to the family. I know Alfred Jr. through my father. He passed away, recently too. I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

  8. Tommy & Phyllis Alford says:

    Our thoughts and payers are with you

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