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FORTNER, WARREN W. - age 92, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, July 9. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on April 18, 1922. He married Mildred Wooster on February 1, 1941. Mr. Fortner was a member of the Baptist faith for 80 years. He graduated from Atlanta Law School and served in the CCC's and the US Army. Mr. Fortner was a World War II Veteran as well as a Mason for 57 years. He retired as a correctional counselor for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Atlanta, GA, as a Field Deputy Sheriff of Sevier County, TN, as well as a security guard at Dollywood. He was active in the Airstream Travel Trailer Club for 45 years. After retirement, Warren and Mildred travelled extensively, visiting all 50 states, most of Mexico, and every province in Canada. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clem H. Fortner, Sr. and Fannie S. Fortner; daughter, Cathy Johnson Chauncey; brothers, Clem H. Fortner, Jr. and John A Fortner; and sister, Katie Lee Sikes. Survivors: wife of 73 years, Mildred Ruth Fortner; daughter, Sharon Ruth Fortner Fore (Warren); grandchildren, W. Keith Fore (Teresa) of Troutman, NC, Dana Fore Keiffer (Joe) of Pendleton, KY, Jeremy C. Johnson (Nicole) and Katy Johnson (Drew), both of Conyers, GA; great-grandchildren, Mack, Mitch, and Savannah Keiffer, Nicole, Brooke, and Allie Fore, Jacob, James, and Jacey Johnson, and Emma-Lyn Collett; numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 806 W Main St,PO Box 6747, Sevierville, TN 37864 (865)908-4010. Family and friends will meet at Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, at 8:30 Monday, for a procession to East Tennessee Veteran's Cemetery on John Sevier Highway for a 9:30 a.m. graveside service, with Rev. Charley McNutt officiating. The family will receive friends 2:00 - 4:00 Sunday, at Atchley Funeral Home, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, Tn. 37865 (865)577-2807 (

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Atchley Funeral Home
122 Peacock Ct Seymour, TN 37865
(865) 577-2807
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from July 11 to July 12, 2014
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