Robert C. “Bobby” Fortenberry, Jr.

Published 3:32 pm Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 3, 2014, at New Hebron United Methodist Church in New Hebron for Mr. Robert Calvin Fortenberry Jr., age 57, who passed away on July 31 at Baptist Medical center in Montgomery, AL. Interment followed at New Hebron Cemetery. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss was in charge of all arrangements.

Rev. Mike Dubose and Rev. Gene Horton officiated. Pallbearers were Jim Turnage, John Turnage, Buddy Buckley, Larry Martin, Tony Monk, Zach Fortenberry, Ryan Fortenberry and Darren Fortenberry.

Bobby was born on May 10, 1957, in Mobile, AL. He was the son of Robert Calvin Fortenberry, Sr. and Annie Laura Howard Fortenberry. He was an electrician by trade and worked for I.B.E.W. for 38 years. He also served as a Justice Court Judge for Lawrence County for 14 years. He was a member of New Hebron United Methodist Church.

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He is survived by his wife, Jean Fortenberry; two sons, Robert Fortenberry III and Albert Fortenberry, all from New Hebron; one daughter, Misti Fortenberry Ready of Brandon; his father, Calvin Fortenberry of Silver Creek; his sister, Sherry Theroux of Diamond Head, his brother, Ronnie Fortenberry of Silver Creek; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

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