William David Fortner, age 83, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. J.L. Yopp will officiate. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Fortner was born Jan. 18, 1931, in Fulton, Ky., to the late Ed Fortner and Stella Lankford Fortner. He was retired from Owen & Osburn Hosiery Mill as a manager. William was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Wesley Fortner; and his brothers, Charles and Jimmy Fortner.
Mr. Fortner is survived by his wife, Eleanor Fortner of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Rejonah Fortner of Gainesville, son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Sherry Fortner of North Carolina; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Jimmy Williams of Gainesville; grandchildren, David Fortner, Jimmy and Scott Williams and Heather and Andrea McConnell; sister, Carol Mills; and brothers, Harold Fortner and Eddie Fortner.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504, is in charge of arrangements.
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