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King Junior Fortson, 77, of China Grove, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2013 after several years of illness. Junior was born in Danielsville, GA on May 27, 1935, a son of the late King David and Birdie Mae Carithers Fortson.
Junior attended the Madison County School System, he retired from the former Cannon Mills. Junior is a Veteran of the United States Army. He loved to work in his garden, fish and spend time with his family and friends. He was a very loving and caring person who never met a stranger.
In addition to his parents, Junior is preceded in death by a daughter, Vickie Jo Fortson;granddaughter, Jaclyn Noelle Cruse. Brothers, Alson, Bethune, Early, and James; sisters, Carolyn, Edna, Emma Ruth, Janice, Linda, Mary, Mildred, Sallie, Sarah, and Thelma.
Survivors: Junior is survived by his son, David E. Fortson and wife Renee of China Grove; daughter, Janice Fortson Cruse of Salisbury; granddaughters, Danielle Torrence-Fortson and Amber Cruse; his first wife Hazel Upright and numerous nieces, nephews and Close friends.
Service: There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 5:30 PM, at the home of David E. Fortson. Conducted by close friends, Janet and George Chance.
Visitation: The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the home of David E. Fortson from 12:00 to 5:00 PM.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tucker Hospice House 5003 Hospice Lane Kannapolis NC 28081.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury is assisting the Fortson family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.