Ann Witty Fortner passed away quietly on September 18, 2022, just a few days before her 90th birthday. Ann was born on October 6, 1932, in Gassaway, Tennessee, to Lytle and Evelyn Witty. She was the fifth of seven children and grew up in Gassaway, Woodbury, and Auburntown.
In addition to her parents, Ann was proceeded in death by her husband Bob Fortner, and four siblings. She is survived by her brother Howard Witty; sister Rose (Don) Geddes; sister-in-law Pam Fortner; stepsons Jason (Tami) Fortner, Jeff (Sandra) Fortner, and Joel Fortner; grandchildren Evan Fortner and Erin Fortner; nieces Ann Barrett, Jamie Summar, and Eve (Gary) McClure; and nephews Mark (Teresa) Witty and Al (Brenda) Williams.
Ann graduated from Woodbury High School and attended business school in Murfreesboro. She worked as a secretary, administrative assistant, travel agent, and office manager. She met Bob on a blind date which led to a wonderful marriage of nearly 33 years. They shared a love of family, friends, and travel. Ann was noted for her Christian virtues of generosity, kindness, and a caring spirit.
Ann and Bob lived in Bellevue and loved the senior Sunday School class at Bellevue Baptist Church. For the past five years, Ann lived at Carrick Glen Senior Living Center in Mount Juliet. Because Ann was a Christian, we believe her new home will be even better.
The funeral will take place on Wednesday, September 21st, at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation begins at 10:30, and the service begins at 11:30. The committal service will be at the adjacent cemetery immediately after the service. David Dunn, minister at Auburntown Church of Christ, will officiate.
The family would like to thank the staff at Carrick Glen in Mount Juliet and Alive Hospice in Nashville for their care and attention for Ann in her latter years and days.