Dr. Laurens W. Fort Jr. (1940 - 2017)

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Dr. Laurens Warren Fort, Jr., 77, died Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Springs Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Mt. Dearborn United Methodist Church with Rev. David Ussery officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, March 25, at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home, 26 Underwood Ave., Great Falls, SC.

Dr. Fort was born March 18, 1940 in Great Falls, SC and was a son of the late Dr. L.W. Fort, Sr. and Grace Hunt Fort. He was a graduate of Great Falls High School, attended Emory University, and was a graduate of Wofford College. He received his D.M.D. degree at University of Louisville in Kentucky. Dr. Fort served in the U.S. Air Force Dental Corp and returned to Great Falls in 1971 where he practiced dentistry until his death. He was a member of Mt. Dearborn United Methodist Church and was active in various leadership positions. Dr. Fort was also a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, was presently serving on the Chester County School Board, was the athletic photographer for the Great Falls Red Devils and was a reserve police officer for Great Falls for the past 20 years.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Seebold Fort; two sons, Laurens Fort, III of Charlotte, NC and Jamie Fort of Blackstock; five grandchildren, Matthew, Justin and Jesse Fort and Christian and Will Banks; one sister, Sara Fort Ferguson (Charles) of Great Falls; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Special Olympics of SC, 109 Oak Park Dr., Irmo, SC 29063 or to the Chester County Public Education Foundation, 509 District Office Dr., Chester, SC 29706.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.dantzlerbakerfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Herald on Mar. 24, 2017