Marvin Preston Fortson was born on December 3, 1930, in Abilene, Texas, to parents, Marvin and Willie Fortson.
He passed away peacefully on July 5, 2018 at the age of 87 in Merced, CA. Marvin served 20 years in the United States Marine Corps, and retired as Master Sergeant. He also was a professional golfer for 10 years and a Real Estate Agent for 8 years.
Marvin is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy Fortson, his children, David Fortson and Teresa O’Sullivan, grandchildren; Vanessa Villamor, Hannah O’Sullivan, David Fortson, Russell Fortson, Ryan Fortson and great-grandson, Kayden Villamor. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Katrina Davis.