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Johnny Richard Fortenberry
Johnny Richard Fortenberry, 67, 1730 W. Cherokee Street, Blacksburg, SC, went home to be with the Lord, June 28,  2014,  at home.   A native of Cherokee County, he was the fiance of Virge Weigel of the home and a son of the late James Andrew and Winifred Moss Fortenberry.  Johnny was a member of First Baptist Church, Blacksburg, SC.  He was a member of Buffalo Lodge 202, Blacksburg, SC, and State Line Lodge 357, Grover, NC.  He retired from Duke Power after 30 years of service.  Johnny loved gardening, camping and his many friends.   He was an aviation buff, an avid motorcyclist and was a member of the Carolina Cushman Scooter Club.
Left to cherish his memory in addition to his fiancee', Virge,  are his son - Rusty Fortenberry of Blacksburg, SC; his daughter - Lori Lee Fortenberry of Blacksburg, SC; and two brothers - Jimmy Fortenberry of Sophia, NC, and David Fortenberry of Anderson, SC.  
The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 2, 2014, from 6-7:00 PM, at First Baptist Church of Blacksburg.  A Celebration Of Life Memorial Service will begin at 7:00 PM, with Rev. Scott Hammett officiating.   Masonic Rites will be celebrated at his home at a later time.  At other times, the family will be at the home.
In lieu of flowers, the family request you remember Johnny with memorials to First Baptist Church, Renovation Fund, 103 S. Rutherford Street, Blacksburg, SC, 29702.
E-condolences may be made at whitecolumnsfuneralservice.com.
White Columns of Blacksburg is serving the Fortenberry Family.

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