Gabriel John “Gabe” Fournier, Sr., 70, husband of Carol Youngblood Fournier, died Friday, October 26, 2018, at his home.
Born July 21, 1948, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, he was a son of the late Gustave Fournier and the late Blanche Fournier. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he was a former deacon. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. He also retired from Giant Resource Recovery.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years; a son, Gabriel John Fournier, Jr. of Sumter; a daughter, Jean F. Brown (Travis) of Sumter; a granddaughter, Kelly Sims; a brother, Archie Fournier (Marilyn) of N.C.; and two sisters, Theresa Denny of Florida and Jeannie Fournier of Vermont.
A graveside service will be held at 3 P.M. Sunday in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Ashley Cheek officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 P.M. Sunday at the home, 863 Twin Lakes Dr.
Memorials may be made to the Early Autism Project, 1345 Companion Ct., Sumter, SC 29150.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.