Marvin Fortson (1930 - 2018)

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Marvin Preston Fortson was born on December 3, 1930, in Abilene, Texas, to parents, Marvin and Willie Fortson.
He passed away peacefully on July 5, 2018 at the age of 87 in Merced, CA. Marvin served 20 years in the United States Marine Corps, and retired as Master Sergeant. He also was a professional golfer for 10 years and a Real Estate Agent for 8 years.
Marvin is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy Fortson, his children, David Fortson and Teresa O'Sullivan, grandchildren; Vanessa Villamor, Hannah O'Sullivan, David Fortson, Russell Fortson, Ryan Fortson and great-grandson, Kayden Villamor. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Katrina Davis.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 2-7pm at Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home in Atwater.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Atwater Church of the Nazarene located at 1374 Shaffer Road in Atwater. Burial with full military honors will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, July 16, 2018 at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, CA.
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Published in Merced Sun Star on July 11, 2018
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