Donald Edwin Fortson, 77, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. He was born Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1940. He was preceded in death by his mother, Henrietta Lacont and father, Jack Fortson.
Donald served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and later began a career in truck driving that lasted more than 10 years. During this time he was a member of Bolton Baptist Church.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Dec. 9 in Oak Grove Original Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Sterling Sarvis officiating. Visitation will be held from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Julie F. Cook of Sherrills Ford and Cheryl F. Patterson of Newton; one sister, Martha F. Martin of Cleveland; one brother, John William (Bill) Fortson of Statesville; two granddaughters, Breana Cook of Sherills Ford and Aleena Patterson of Newton; andn one grandson, Canon Patterson of Newton.