In Loving Memory

Edwin ‘Bub” Fortner

July 5, 1948 - July 23, 2020


Edwin “Bub” Linton Fortner, a native of Mobile, AL and resident of Fairhope, AL, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at the age of 72.

Bub graduated from Satsuma High School and the University of South Alabama and served in the United States Air Force.  He was a retired driver’s education teacher from Fairhope High School.  In his free time, he loved studying the Bible, watching Nascar and Alabama Football and being with his grandchildren.  He was a long-time member and dedicated deacon at Barnwell Baptist Church.  Bub was a loving, faithful and well-respected husband, father, brother, friend, and Pop.  He loved his family with all his heart.

Bub is preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Kaye White Fortner; parents, Rufus Alfonse Fortner, Sr., and Frances Marguerite Fortner; and brother, Rufus Alphonse Fortner, Jr.

He is survived by his daughters, Lisa (Brian) Padgett of Pendergrass, GA and Jessica (Steve) Gann of Fairhope, AL; grandchildren, Andria, Braden and Andy; sisters, Rita Heathco and Gay (Boyd) Little, both of Fairhope; and a host of loving relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Barnwell Baptist Church, 7920 US 98 Alt, Fairhope, AL.    Interment will be held at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be made to the Autism Society of Alabama at

Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.   Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV)

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Irma Haney

    Bub and Sandi were very special Christian friends to our family their children and our children went to school together
    we will miss Bub but he has made his place in heaven with our Lord and Sandi

  2. Pandora and Ray Heathcoe

    Ed was such a wonderful person. So friendly and full of life. Kindness was given to everyone. Our thoughts are prayers are with the family.

  3. Jerry Caylor

    What a gentleman. Bub was one of the first to welcome Liz and I at Barnwell Baptist Church. He will truly be missed as my Sunday School teacher and friend. RIP my friend

  4. Donna L Willingham

    He and Sandy both ministered to my Family in good times and in times of stress or distress is a better word. They both are together with the Lord now waiting on the rest of us. They both were great teachers of God from the youngest of children in the nursery to the young people and youth trips. We will miss you Mr Bub. We will see you again one day.


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