Published 8:29 am Friday, June 24, 2016
Funeral Services were held Saturday June 18, 2016 at 11:00 am at Saulters Moore Chapel in Prentiss, MS for Mr. Robert Calvin Fortenberry, age 83, who passed away on June 15, 2016 at Covington Co. Hospital in Collins. Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery in Silver Creek. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss is in charge of all arrangements. Rev. Ryan Fortenberry & Rev. Trey Spangler officiated.
Mr. Calvin was born October 30, 1932 in Silver Creek, MS. He was the son of Ned Fortenberry Sr. and Carrie Marie Wilson Fortenberry. He was an Air Force Veteran serving in the Korean War and received the Korean service medal, the National defense service medal, the united Nations Service Medal and the Good conduct Medal. He worked for NASA when they built the first rocket. He started Fortenberry Service Center in 1980. He was retired Civil Service. He was a Supervisor for Beat 5 for three terms. He was an NRA member and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his son, Ronnie Fortenberry of Silver Creek, MS; daughter, Sherry Theroux of Diamond Head, MS; nine grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren; two brothers, Rodgel Fortenberry of Shreveport, LA and Ned Fortenberry Jr. of Birmingham, AL; one sister, Myrna Jordan of Hammond, LA.
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He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, Annie Laura and Jane; one son and one brother. Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com