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Ronald Truitt Fortenberry

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Pine Grove Pentecostal Church in Foxworth for Ronald Truitt Fortenberry, 67 of Foxworth, who passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at his residence. Interment will be at Pine Grove Pentecostal Church Cemetery. Bro. Randall McKay and Bro. Darrin Powell will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Monday, May 27, 2019 at Pine Grove Pentecostal Church.

Ronald was a life long resident of Marion County. He served his Nation in the United States Navy. He worked with Marion County Schools for 33 ½ years. He worked as a teacher, a principle, and as superintendent of Education.

He was a member of Pine Grove Pentecostal Church. He loved his Church and always wanted to help and be a blessing to others. He will be missed! All his life he was preparing for this day. He was sometimes called the Gentle Giant.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Truitt and Mavis Fortenberry; and one step-sister, Betty Morgan.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Fortenberry of Foxworth; son, DaRon Fortenberry (Alicia) of Foxworth; two grandsons, Alec Fortenberry and Ian Fortenberry both of Foxworth; two brothers, Donald Fortenberry of Picayune, Johnnie Fortenberry (Rosie) of Tickfaw, LA; one step-sister, Inez Charbonnet of New Orleans, LA; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Carney, Shane Martin, Scott Carney, David Mikel Bozeman, Jason Rockco, and Richie Wayne Robertson.

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


Ronald Truitt Fortenberry
May 7, 1952 - May 25, 2019




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