Bereavement Notice: Sheriff Bobby G. Plunkett

We regretfully announce the death of Sheriff (Ret.) Bobby G. Plunkett who passed away Sunday, July 19. Sheriff (Ret.) Plunkett was a longtime servant in law enforcement who worked in the Suwanee Police Department and served as Gwinnett County Sheriff from 1985 to 1992, Lawrenceville Police Chief from 1973 to 1984, and Gwinnett County Police Chief from 1968 to 1973. He also served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

He was married to Betty Jo Plunkett for 46 years before her death in 2003. He is survived by his son, Michael (Crystal) Plunkett; daughter, Gail (Doyle) Holder; three grandsons, Jacob Plunkett, Donnie Holder, and Shane Holder; one granddaughter, Tammy Wisham; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Please keep Sheriff (Ret.) Plunkett’s family, friends, and former coworkers in your thoughts and prayers.

Introducing your new Human Resources Retiree Liaison Libby Owens

Libby Owens became Gwinnett County’s Retiree Liaison in May 2015. Prior to coming to Gwinnett County, she was a benefit manager with BellSouth/AT&T and a substitute teacher with Gwinnett County Public Schools. She has an abundance of experience in managing short-and long-term disability programs, workers’ compensation claims, retirement and pension plans, health insurance, and wellness plans. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations from Georgia State University.

A native Georgian, Libby and her husband have two sons and currently reside in Cumming. She enjoys traveling, boating, and spending time with her family.


She looks forward to assisting you with any post-retirement benefit information, and keeping you informed of opportunities Gwinnett County offers its retirees.

Please contact Libby at 770.822.7947 or if you have any questions or need assistance.

Caregiver Support Groups available to Retirees


If you and/or your dependents are Medicare eligible and participate in either Humana Medicare Advantage or Kaiser Senior Advantage and you enroll in any other type of health or prescription plan, you become ineligible for Gwinnett County’s health plan. This includes enrollment in the free discount prescription plan, Coast2Coast RX, recently offered to Gwinnett County residents.

The Gwinnett County Employee Wellness Center
The new Employee Wellness Center is open. Call 678.377.4080 to make your appointment.


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