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Ernest Jerome Fountain III

January 7, 1961 ~ January 5, 2022 (age 60)


Ernest Jerome Fountain III, 60, of Raeford passed away, Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center after a brief battle with COVID.

Married nearly 44 years to his high school sweetheart (Eva) Maria, he provided for his family as a proud truck driver. Most of his driving was done for Fountain and Sons Trucking, where he turned many a mile with his sons Ernie and Eric.

An avid sports fan, his spare time was spent watching his beloved Cowboys and Nascar. He also coached his sons and grandson Andrew’s baseball teams.

Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Jerome Jr. and Rosa Pearl (Howell) Fountain.

He is survived by his wife Maria; son Ernest IV and wife Amanda; daughter Shannon Rosado and husband Jay; son Eric and wife Cassandra; daughter Madison; grandsons, Andrew and Jayceon, Eric Jr., and Kai; granddaughters, Mackenzie, Morgan, Lori. Stevie, and Rosa. He is also survived by his sister Joyce Bethea and husband Terry, and nieces Emily and Katie.

The family will hold a private ceremony, and a public Celebration of Life at Brower Park in Hope Mills on Saturday, January 22, 2022.

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