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Robert Jones Fortune

textile chemist , chemical products executive

Robert Jones Fortune, American textile chemist, chemical products executive. President East Camp of Gideons, 1984—1985; vice president Kingsport Symphony Chorus, 1985; county commissioner, since 1986; Member of American Association Textile Chemists and Colorists (senior ).


Fortune, Robert Jones was born on August 12, 1921 in King's Mountain, North Carolina, United States. Son of William Lavender and Tempie Ellen (Jones) Fortune.


Student, Wake Forest University, 1940—1942. Bachelor of Science in Textile Chemistry, North Carolina State University, 1949.


Junior chemist Eastman Chemical Products Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Kingsport, Tennessee, 1949—1951, chemist, 1952—1959, senior chemist, 1960—1976, manager, customer service for dyes, since 1976. With United States Army, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations.


God never intended nor desired for a single person to go to Hell. Sin caused a separation between God and man, and that Jesus’ death on the cross is the only bridge to cross from death to life. This bridge, however, is accessible by anyone at anytime.


Every individual should try to be open to others and willing to be changed. Therefore, community members should meet regularly in order to open their hearts. Share their knowledge, thoughts and experience.


President East Camp of Gideons, 1984—1985. Vice president Kingsport Symphony Chorus, 1985. County commissioner, since 1986.

Member of American Association Textile Chemists and Colorists (senior ).


  • Other Interests

    Gardening, golf.


Married Hazel Marian Falls, October 24, 1943. Children: Jennifer Ellen Fortune Johnson, Elizabeth Falls Fortune Witt.


God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.