Billy Don Fortenberry
June 29, 1947 – March 14, 2023
Billy Don Fortenberry, 75, died March 14, 2023, at his home. Funeral services were March 18, 2023, in the chapel of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, burial in Crestview Memorial Gardens in Brandon.
He was born in Tylertown to Tillie Fortenberry and Lela Sauls Fortenberry on June 29, 1947. He went to Tylertown High School, attended Southwest Junior College and graduated from University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor of science in industrial engineering.
Fortenberry was a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Club (Fellow Designation). He was in his 55th year as a Master Mason, 32nd degree, Scottish Rite, Knight Templar, FYork Rite.
Survivors include his wife, Judy P. Fortenberry; children, Audrey Jackson Gary (Charles), Paula Fortenberry Morris (William), Karen Jackson Logan (Sam), Brian Jackson (Emily), and Jody Fortenberry (Haley); sister, Bonnie Fortenberry Grubbs; 14 grandchildren, Reed Bishop, Logan Gary, Tripp Morris, Tucker Morris, Truitt Morris, Mary Carter Logan, Betsy Logan, Charlie Logan, Kate Jackson, Morgan Jackson, Stella Jackson, Russell Jackson, Preston Fortenberry, and Price Fortenberry.
Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon was in charge of the arrangements.