Gerald 'Jerry' Fort
Sept. 2, 1939 - April 30, 2021
Gerald "Jerry" Fort, 81 of Corbett, Ore., died peacefully April 30, 2021 after a long battle with E-Coli from open heart surgery in July 2020. He was survived by his wife of 57 years, Connie Fort; son, Robert (Becky) Fort of Sumter, S.C.; daughter, Carrie Fort-Ludwig (Scott) of Oregon City, Ore.; son, Mike (Michelle) Fort of Corbett, Ore.; six grandchildren, Brittany, Shannon, Josie, Danielle, Lane, and Morgan; and one great-grandchild, Emmaline. He is also survived by three sisters; one brother; and he was preceded in death by two siblings.
Jerry honorably served in the United States Navy for four years during the Korean Conflict. He retired as a machinist from Boeing Aircraft in Portland, Ore., after 25 years. Jerry was a member of East Hill Church since 1980 and served in various capacities. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, feeding the birds and his grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m., June 19, 2021, at East Hill Church Family in Gresham, Ore. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Apple of His Eye Charity (www.appleofhiseye.org
) or Good News Community Health Center (www.goodnewschc.org
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