Former Easley councilman Dub Fortner dies at age 96

William Lewis ‘Dub’ Fortner

EASLEY — William Lewis “Dub” Fortner, 96, beloved husband of the late Margaret Elizabeth Brewer Fortner, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, at his home.

Dub Fortner received his education at Easley High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II for 33 months, part of which was spent overseas. He was discharged with the rank of sergeant. Upon his return home, he was employed with the Easley Police Department. Once again, Dub was called upon to serve his country during the Korean conflict for 15 months. He returned to the Easley Police Department, where he assumed the rank of sergeant in charge of the traffic division. While employed there, he attended numerous classes conducted by Georgia Tech, the FBI and the solicitor. In 1964, he received the Policeman of the Year

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