Dr. Thomas Guy Fortney, Jr.
1924 — 2022
Dr. Thomas Guy Fortney Jr., age 97, passed away peacefully with family by his side, Friday, January 7, 2022, at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro, TN. Born July 11, 1924, in Harlan, Kentucky, he graduated from Harlan City High School. Thomas played the clarinet and participated in Boy Scouts of America, earning the rank of Eagle Scout. He briefly attended Eastern Kentucky University before entering the US Army, July 1942. He trained as an x-ray technician and went to Europe as a combat medic in General Patton's 4th Armored Division. During World War II, he participated in the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of the Ohrdruf and Buchenwald German concentration camps, something which would...