Bert Vandiver) James B. Vandiver Jr. Veteran Funeral Home Owner. On September 10, 2015 in 427th District Court of Travis County under the Honorable Judge Jim Coronado presiding over the case, Bert Vandiver plead guilty to a misdemeanor forgery charge for signing his notary republics name to documents when the notary republic was absent. The prosecution dropped all the other charges against Bert Vandiver. The punishment will consist of 2 years probation which can most likely be reduced to one year. This is the final result to a case that started in 2013 with numerous charges being brought against Vandiver for misappropriation of funds. In the end all the charges against Vandiver were dropped in exchange for Bert Vandiver pleading guilty to the misdemeanor forgery charge. Bert said it was a relief to him and his family to finally get closure in this case. Bert said he sold all of his funeral homes and has no interest any funerals homes today. Bert Vandiver said he will continue to pursue his other business interest and move on with his life.