Verner Leon Fortson
Verner Leon Fortson
Verner Leon Fortson, 67, of the Watts Community and husband of Ann Russell Fortson, died Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Self Regional Medical Center. He was born in Oconee County to the late Verner and Laura Alewine Fortson.
Mr. Fortson retired from the South Carolina Highway Department. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila Fortson.
Surviving Mr. Fortson is his wife of 48 years of the home; a son, Steve Fortson and his wife Amber of Abbeville; two grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Alex Fortson of Abbeville; three brothers, Rudolph Fortson and wife Janet, Mike Fortson and wife Wanda and Rickey Fortson and wife Teresa; and four sisters, Irene Smith and husband Rod, Joyce Poore and husband Jerry, Ruth Porter and husband Frankie and Jan Bright and husband Ralph, all of Oconee County.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014 at Harris Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Salem, SC.
The family is at the home.
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Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Fortson family.