Edward Fournie Jr.

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Edward J. “Ed” Fournie, Jr., 62, of Freeburg, IL, born August 2, 1954, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, July 28, 2017, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Fournie was a driver for Beelman Trucking Company and previously worked as a respiratory therapist.  He was a graduate of BTHS West, Class of 1973, and served as a medic in the United States Air Force.  Ed loved shooting and was a member of the National Rifle Association.  He enjoyed racing and spending time at the drag strip. He especially treasured time spent caring for children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward J. Sr. and Carrie Marie Fournie; a brother, Dickie Fournie; and a sister, Frances Jeanette Long;

Surviving are a son, David Reese of Waterloo, IL;
a daughter, Lindsey Midyett of St. Louis, MO;
a brother, Robert (Irene) Hogan of Tampa, FL;
three nieces, Geri Hill,
Tracy Howson,
and Susan Smith;
one nephew, Brian Hogan;
many great-nieces and great-nephews;
a special friend, Tommye Allred of Belleville, IL;
and many dear friends.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  A joint visitation for Ed and his dear friend Kevin Schaffner will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.

A funeral procession for Ed will leave at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2017, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, for a 9:30 a.m. graveside service with military honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


4 Comments on Edward Fournie Jr.

Deano Barnett said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2017 at 3:51 AM

I had the previous of meeting this man name MUSTANG ED as I called him about a year ago. He was one of my best friends. I don't have many and this one is going to be missed. But I'll see him again one day. I hope

  • Troy
  • IL
Geri (Hogan) Hill said : Guest Report Aug 02, 2017 at 9:19 PM

Uncle Eddie Joe, You were always there for me when ever I needed to talk. I will miss you so much. I hope you know how much you were love by all the kids and I. Give Grandma, PawPaw and Aunt Frances a hug for me. Rest in peace.

  • Jennings
  • Florida
Sheri Musick Goff (Gurley) said : Guest Report Aug 01, 2017 at 10:29 PM

You'll always be cousin "Eddie Joe" to me...may you rest in God's loving arms for eternity. You are missed by your friends and family. RIP, dear cousin.

  • Florence
  • SC
Debbie Mojzis said : Guest Report Aug 01, 2017 at 5:40 AM

There was no better Friend to everyone. Ed was there when I needed someone to talk to. I made sure to do the same for him.I will miss you Ed. Always ! !

  • Freeburg
  • IL

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