Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Forget Me Not: Joe Glenn Fortenberry, WWII Veteran

 Joe served in the US Army during World War II. According to, he enlisted 8 December 1941, the day after the attack at Pearl Harbor, and served until 7 December 1945. At this time I can find no other details of his service.

Joe Glenn Fortenberry

5 November 1918 MS - 23 April 2004 Walthall, MS

Son of Charles Esco Fortenberry & Lula Conerly



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Joe Glenn Fortenberry, 85, of Tylertown, died April 23, 2004, at Walthall County General Hospital.


Visitation was Saturday and continues at 10 a. m. today until time for the funeral services at 2 p. m. at Capps Funeral Home Chapel in Tylertown. Elder C. W. Breeland and Elder Glynn Erwin will officiate. Burial will be in Oral Cemetery in Walthall County.


Mr. Fortenberry was born Nov. 5, 1918 in Walthall County. He was the son of Charlie [and] Lulu Conerly Fortenberry.


He was a dairy farmer, a World War II veteran and member of Oral Baptist Church.


Mr. Fortenberry was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; and two sisters.


Survivors include his wife, Claudine Stringer Fortenberry of Tylertown; a daughter and son – in – law, Dianne and Danny Cooper of Morton; a grandson, Zachery Daniel Cooper of Morton; two sisters, Undean Fortenberry Stringer of Tylertown and Sadie Fortenberry Pigott of Tylertown; and a host of nieces and nephews.



Source: Joe Glenn Fortenberry. (McComb, MS: Enterprise – Journal, 25 Apr 2004) 3; digital image, accessed May 2022.


  1. Oliver Joe FortenberryOctober 19, 2022 at 2:58 PM

    Always find it it interesting to see the name Joe Fortenberry. My Pop was Joe Cephis Fortenberry. Born in Leo Tx, 1911-1993. Also served in WW2.

  2. This is lovely 😍


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