LeGrande Tennessee Fournier
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LeGrande Tennessee "L.T." Fournier, age 89, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021.
Mr. Fournier was born on September 10, 1931, in Chattanooga, TN, and he graduated from Chattanooga High School in 1949. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served his country faithfully during the Korean War. After his time in the military, he had an interesting career starting with time as an electrician for the TVA. He was a member of IBEWIU #175. As a National Defense Contractor, he worked on missile silos in Selena, KS. Mr. Fournier was employed with NASA at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, where he was a drafting supervisor working on propellant systems for the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo Space Programs. He was retired from the designing and engineering department of Reliance Electric in Athens, GA.
Mr. Fournier was active in the start-up of the Alabama Mental Retardation Association in the early 1960s. He advocated civil rights for people who were mentally comprised so they could go to school and have handicap access. During the 1980s and 1990s, he served on the Board of Directors of Kelley Workshop in Athens, GA. He also volunteered with St. Mary's Hospital in Athens, GA. In his free time he enjoyed remote control boats and airplanes, painting, boating, and fishing. He was a member of the Bogart United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir.
Mr. Fournier was preceded in death by his parents John Clifton Fournier and Ruth Harden Fournier, his wife Marian Carolyn Shirley Fournier and daughter Cathy Elizabeth Fournier. He is survived by a son, Steven LeGrand (Mary Dixon) Fournier of Toccoa, GA,; three grandchildren: Steven LeGrand Fournier of Alaska, Emily Cadence (Chris) Herrell of Watkinsville, GA, and Nicholas Spencer Fournier of Winterville, GA; two great-grandchildren: Oliver Fournier and Olen Herrell of Watkinsville, GA; and a niece Phyllis Skipper (Carl) Rose of Nashville, TN.
There will be a graveside funeral service at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at the Bogart United Methodist Church Cemetery in Bogart, GA.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, has been entrusted with the arrangements.