Dennis Columbus Fortner

Published 4:17 pm Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Dennis Columbus Fortner, 77, of Elizabethton, passed away Monday, June 13, 2016, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Elbert and Ada Smith Fortner.
Mr. Fortner was retired as a dye setter with American Air Filter. He was a member of the Old Horseshoe Free Will Baptist Church. His hobbies were gardening, fishing and hunting.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Dayton Blevins, Elizabethton; a grandson, Steven Oliver, Elizabethton; two brothers, Jack and Billy Fortner; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Dennis Columbus Fortner will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the Old Horseshoe Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Norman Loveless officiating. Interment will follow the service. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Fortner family.

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