George Fontaine, age 83, a native of Clarke County, Mississippi and a resident of Silverhill, Alabama since 1972, passed away on May 15, 2018.
Mr. Fontaine served in the United States Air Force. He was a well-known mechanic and a longtime farmer. He was passionate about his Christmas trees, especially the fact that it was done with his family.
Mr. Fontaine drove a school bus and had a unique connection with special needs kids.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Fontaine of Silverhill, Alabama; two daughters, Terry (Keith) Cowart of Sylacauga, Alabama, Elizabeth (Robert) Witt of Crestview, Florida; son, Jeff (Donna) Fontaine of Niceville, Florida; brother, Bill (Wanda) Fontaine of Meridian, Mississippi; five grandchildren, Kristoffer Cowart, Lauren Cowart, Robert Witt III, Justin Witt and Stefanie Fontaine.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Mack Funeral Home, with Rev. Brian Wade officiating.
A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m.
In honoring Mr. Fontaine's memory and his heart for special needs children, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Robertsdale Elementary School (memo line: special needs playground) 1 Cub Drive, Robertsdale, AL 36567.
Arrangements by Mack Funeral Home, Highway 59, Robertsdale, Alabama, www.mackfuneral.com.