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Obituary for Rev. Samuel Donald Fortson Jr.

Rev. Samuel  Donald  Fortson Jr.
Rev. Samuel Donald Fortson, Jr., 86, of Givens Estates, Asheville, NC was called home to be with the Lord, Monday, June 29, 2015.
He attended The Citadel in Charleston, SC; graduated from Wheaton College Wheaton, IL; and received his Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. An ordained minister of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, he served pastorates in Gadsden, AL, Birmingham, AL, Rock Hill, SC, and St. Louis. MO.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Donald Fortson, Sr. and Edith Marks; sisters, Catherine Lacy and Betty Baxter.
Don is survived by his wife, Mae H. Fortson; sons, Samuel Donald Fortson, III of Matthews, NC and Malcolm Benjamin Fortson of Black Mountain, NC; grandchildren, Caroline Fortson, Sam Fortson, Noah Fortson, Haylee Fortson and Hannah Fortson.
Don will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather and as a beloved pastor whose life faithfully reflected his Savior.
The family will have a private graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Samaritan’s Purse.

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