Mr. Forrest William “Bill” Fortenberry, 88, of Cartersville, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Cartersville Medical Center.
Born July 29, 1926, in Calhoun, he was the son of the late Charles Horrace Fortenberry and the late Nellie Carnes Fortenberry. He was employed by Georgia Power for 17 years before he started his own business, F.W. Fortenberry General Backhoe Service. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Cartersville Lodge #63 Free and Accepted Masons. He supported the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes and was always helpful to others. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Dempsey; brother, Charles Horrace Fortenberry Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Annie Mae Matthews Fortenberry of Cartersville; son, Ed Fortenberry and his wife Sherri of Kingston; granddaughter, Taryn Fortenberry of Kingston; grandson, Justin Fortenberry and significant other Sheri Marie Vaughan of Cassville; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Parnick Jennings Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Willard officiating. A private interment will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Flowers will be accepted or those who choose can make a donation to their charity of choice or to the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Home at www.georgiasheriffsyouth.org.
Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mr. Forrest Fortenberry. Please visit www.parnickjenningsfuneral.com to share your memories or leave a condolence message.