Gary Lowell Alderman age 73 from Chesterfield, Va. took his final journey on 2/8/2022 to the Rainbow Bridge where he met his faithful canine companion, Shotgun, to play fetch again.
Gary was predeceased by his parents Pearlie (Wimmer) and Wayne Alderman from Roanoke, Va. He is survived by his significant other, Sue Bennett, from Chesterfield; Sybil Barrett, niece; Griffin Barrett Lewis, great nephew; Melanie Burnette, cousin; and Matthew Burnette, second cousin; all from Roanoke, Va. and many friends who through his life Gary made family.
Gary served his country from 1968-1971 in the Air Force as a Sargent stationed in Libya and England as an ammunition specialist.
Before retirement Gary taught in numerous schools in the state of Va. Most recently he taught English and Art at Jackson Feild Home in Jarrett, Va.
His passion in retirement was painting. Several of his works were entered in the Chesterfield County Fair which earned him first place and Best in Show ribbons.
A Celebration of Life Party will be planned for the spring. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Crater Road Hospice, Petersburg, Va. and Chesterfield County Animal Services.
Gary may be physically departed from the earth but his love, kindness, sincerity, and compassion for all living things will live on in all who knew him. Rest in Peace my love and we will carry on for you. You will live in our hearts forever.