1933 ~  The Tribute of Life  ~  2021

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Due to Covid-19, we ask that you adhere to the state guidelines and wear a mask and practice social distance.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time.

Mr. Earlie Albert Forte, 87, of Clayton, NC, departed this life on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at his home.


A celebration of life graveside service, with military honors, will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021 11:00 a.m. at Forest Hills Cemetery, 5479 Little Creek Church Rd., Clayton, NC. A public visitation will begin prior to the start of the service from 10:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. Minister Randy Dixon, Eulogist.


Life’s journey for Mr. Earlie Albert Fort (Forte) began on December 11, 1933, in Wake Forest, North Carolina.  He entered quietly and peacefully into eternal rest on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at his home.

Earlie was born as the 10th child of 12 siblings to the late William and Clora Fort (Forte).  He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ella, Easter, Minnie, Nollie, and Dorothy; brothers, William, Priestly, and Lindsey.

Earlie graduated from Cooper School and was drafted into the United States Army.  After serving his country,  he attended and graduated from ECPI and earned degrees in Computer Programming and Small Engine Repair.  After 30 years of working at North Carolina State University, Earlie retired as a Computer Operator.

Earlie loved to hunt and he loved sports, but after meeting his beloved wife Minnie, who loved fishing, his passion became fishing and then he became the expert fisherman.  He also loved his family and friends and wanted to be with them as much as possible.

Earlie leaves to cherish a legacy of love and memories; his wife, Minnie of 58 years; one daughter, Cynthia (Anthony R) of Clayton, NC; four sons, Bobby (Wanda) of Virginia, Anthony (aka Rambo), Keith and Rodney of Clayton, NC; 13 grandchildren, Bobby Jr., Jessie, Teash, Antawn, Anthony Jr., Briana, Shania, Chelsea, Jasmine, Ny- Ny, Kalil, Noah, and Nick; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Pearl Johnson, Morristown, NJ, Nellie Emory, Raleigh, NC, and Margie Brown (Eddie) Grifton, NC; three sisters-in-law, Carrie Powell, Charlotte, NC, and Walvey Walton and Judy Banks, both of Hampton, VA; one brother-in-law, William Walters, New Port News, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 



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