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Robert “Bubba” Elbert Lanier, Jr., 61, of Savannah, Georgia, died Thursday evening, February 11, 2021, at his home.

Born in Savannah, Georgia he was a son of the late Robert Elbert Lanier, Sr. and Ann Flournoy Lanier. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local Lodge 26 in Savannah Georgia and worked for many years as a skilled pipe fitter. An avid sports fan, Bubba enjoyed watching Georgia football and the Atlanta Braves and always had a game on. He loved to be on the beach, playing softball, and was the life of the party while spending time with family and friends. 

Survivors include his son, Robert “Trey” Elbert Lanier III and his wife Ashley; mother, Ann Flournoy Lanier; sisters, Juli Marsh (John), Judi Tipton (Darris); grandchildren, Walker, Cora, and Jaelyn Lanier; nieces, Danielle Sapp (Jamie), Jessica Marsh (Chris), Jenna Tipton; nephews, Jonathan Marsh, John Tipton; great-niece, Skylar Sikes; great-nephews, Landyn Lair, Clayton Sapp, and Christopher Sikes.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

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  1. Suzy C. Roberts says:

    Prayers for Bubba’s family and friends. I’m sorry to hear about Bubba’s passing. His parents and my parents were friends for years. I always remember Bubba as a good person. May God bless the Family especially at this time. Suzy Cottingham Roberts

  2. John M Marsh says:

    RIP Bubba

  3. Suzanne M Vonwaldner says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, I am praying for you all. God Bless you all. Now you have another guardian angel in heaven.

    Love to you all

    Suzanne McLaughlin Vonwaldner

  4. Craig Hughes says:

    So sorry to hear of Bubba’s passing. He was a lifelong friend and a great guy. My sympathy to all his family and friends. Godspeed, Bubba!!!

  5. tony says:

    I am sorry to here about bubba he was big bubba to me and my sister tonya when we were kids. we live across the street from bubba and his family for the last 50 years.we really going to miss bubba ..what is funny til this day my kids and grand kids call him uncle bubba.he was not just a person across the street.He was family….R.I.P BIG BUBBA

  6. Lindsey Lanier Bancroft says:

    Sincere Condolences for Bubba’s Family and Friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers

  7. Angie Braddy says:

    I’m heartbroken to hear of Bubba’s passing. I loved him so much. Please know that I am praying for you guys. He will be missed. I know he will be a guardian angel to us all.

  8. peter Thompson says:

    Be at peace family Bubba is still with you.SHS. class of 77 PEACE

  9. Bruce O’Berry says:

    Trey and family so sorry for your lost!! I remember Bubba when he was just a teenager. Really a good kid. He use to like a play football with us older guys!! I have fond memories of him!! God Bless!!

  10. Bonnie Sommers Connolly says:

    Ann, Julie, Judy and family I am so sorry to hear about Bubba! I can still see him as a boy giving Julie and hard time . He always made me laugh and was like a brother. Peace be with you all and know he lives on in your hearts ! God bless You Bonnie

  11. Marsh Flake Brown says:

    I am so sorry to hear … prayers for the family

  12. Tia Halatas says:

    To The Lanier Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Bubba was the life of any gathering !! May His Memory Be Eternal . Praying for all of you .

  13. Allen & Kathy Barefoot says:

    We are shocked and saddened to hear about Bubba. Please accept our condolences and prayers.


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  15. Max Forehand says:

    I’m shocked to hear about Bubba’s passing. I remember a lot great times that myself, Neal Kenny and Jack Flanagan had with Bubba and the General at y’all’s home. Nobody could do a better impersonation of General Patton than your Dad. Please accept both mind and Cathy’s condolences for your loss. Matthew 5:4. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

  16. Lakia, Aarmond, & Aaron Jackson says:

    Our hearts are reaching out to you
    For what you’re going through
    We’re thinking of you frequently
    And praying for you, too.
    If there’s anything we can do,
    Anything at all,
    Think of us thinking of you
    And don’t hesitate to call.

  17. Coach Albert Lodge says:

    I was shocked and saddened to hear about Bubba’s passing. Bubba was an integral part of the SHS 76 state championship baseball team. He always had a smile on his face and brightened everyone’s day at practice. Hope all is peaceful now and you are Safe At Home.

  18. Anne Stewart Smith says:

    Ann,Julie,Judi , I just heard about Bubba. Am So sorry to hear of your loss. Ann call me some time. I have the same #.

  19. Mark Cuyler Hendricks says:

    Bubba was a great friend of mine for 40 years. We lived near each other and spent many days and nights with him at his house
    visiting .. His dad, mom and sisters treated me like another son. I wish we could have one more time together causing trouble. Will miss you big BUBBA.

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