PEORIA - Edward Fortune, 63, of Peoria, Ill., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at his home.
Eddie was born on April 30, 1951, in Peoria to George and Josephine (Sydnor) Fortune.
He is survived by his companion of 35 years, Therese Clark; four children, Alphonso Fortune, Edward (Emma) Parker Jr., Keith Clark and NiKeya (Korey) Clark-Fortune; his siblings, Mary Kathryn (Jack) Williams, Obbia "George" Fortune, Timothy (Margaret Ann) Fortune and Jannice "Dolly" (Eric) Oppong-Agyare; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters.
He was the first black manager of Crawford Shoe Salon. He retired from the East Peoria Walmart Supercenter in 2008.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Simons Mortuary, with a visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Pastor James Hayes will officiate. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at simonsmortuary.com.