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August 25 1938 December 29 2022
Robert (Bob) Gene Fortner, 84, passed from this life on December 29, 2022. He was born, August 25, 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri to Oral T. and Jewell E. Fortner. Bob graduated in the class of 1956 from Dexter High School in Dexter, MO. Following graduation, he joined and served in the United States Air Fore for more than 20 years. He attended many technical schools and served in many different capacities from tail gunner on the B-36 aircraft to special electronics technician in support of nuclear monitoring around the globe. He was stationed in Germany and Libya as well as several bases in the US. He later went on to retire from Canberra Industries following his career in selling nuclear radiation and protection equipment. He finished his career more leisurely employed at Stone Mountain Park, meeting and greeting the crowds and ensuring they had a memorable visit. On January 1, 1963, Bob married his lovely wife, Darlene Casey. They shared over 50 years together. Their family included a son, Robert Michael Fortner and a daughter, Tanya Michelle Fortner Davidson. Bob and Darlene were members at Bethel Christian Church in Conyers, Ga. Preceding Bob’s passing, and in our loving memories forever, are his wife Clara Darlene and their beautiful and talented granddaughter Brandi Marie Fortner. She was the daughter of Michael and Claudine Fortner. She passed before her time. Bob is survived by his wife of 6 years, Robyn Kelly Fortner; son Michael and Claudine Fortner; daughter Tonya and Chuck Davidson; sister Brenda Lacey; 3 grandchildren: Casey and Jerris Faas and family, Greg and Melinda Davidson and family, Chuck and Alyssa Davidson; 11 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Funeral service to be held Monday, January 2, 2023, at 2:00 pm at Bethel Christian Church, 1930 Bethel Road, Conyers, GA, 30012. Family will accept friends at 12:00 pm prior to service at the church. Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.scotward.com. Scot Ward Funeral Services, 699 American Legion Road, Conyers, GA 30012, 770-483-7216.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Robert Gene Fortner August 25 1938 December 29 2022.
Death notice for the town of: Conyers, state: Georgia