Harold Fortson, 87 of Jacksonville, passed away on July 8, 2021. He was born in Olmstead, Arkansas on February 2, 1934 to Coy and Beulah Douglas Fortson.
Harold was a retired dairy and cattle farmer. He was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher and song leader. He served on the Pulaski County Quorum Court, Pulaski County Deputy Mounted Patrol, and was a longtime Farm Bureau board member.
In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Jewel Dean Fortson, granddaughter, Sarah Hillman, brother, Edward Fortson and daughter-in-law Shari Fortson.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years Christene Fortson, three sons: Leon (Janice), James, Johnny (Shanda) and one daughter, Virginia Young (Larry). Eight grandchildren: Chris, Candice, Daniel (Poodoo), Jamie, Philip, Doug, Justin, Kerri and sixteen great grandchildren. Three step children, Priscilla Barnes (Manuel), Charlotte Fredeen (Doug), and Eddie Horton (Tammy), eight step grandchildren and ten step great grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Roseanne Hodges and Jo McElduff with VA Medical Center, Barbara Fennell, and Arkansas Hospice for their care.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 11, 2021 from 2:00-4:00pm at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville. Funeral will be Monday, July 12, 2021 at 10:00am at Bethel Assembly of God Church in Jacksonville. Burial will follow at Harmony Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400
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