Neal Fountain

neal fountain

August 9, 1949 ~ March 4, 2017

Born in: Clayton, GA
Resided in: Tiger, GA

Neal Fountain went home to be with the Lord on March 4, 2017 at his home in Tiger, GA, with his wife at his side.
He was born August 9, 1949, in Clayton, GA to the late Cora Belle Stancil and Julius Fountain, the fourth son of five
At the age of six, he and his twin brothers were sent to Tamassee DNR School in South Carolina, because his mother and
step-father, the late Jess Bradley, could not afford to care for them. He returned home at the age of eight, and went
to work at the York House when not in school. As he grew older, he worked many jobs to take care of himself and help
his family, working at the stave mill, as well as many odd jobs. He had his own firewood business by age 16. In 1968,
he went to Detroit to work in a Chrysler plant, and delivered carpet for a local company.
He returned home again after a few years, and worked in the Charlotte NC area before moving to Macon County, NC.
Neal worked in construction, building homes for several years, and working for a vinyl siding company before starting his own vinyl siding business. Neal also had a heart for coal mining families in West Virginia, and made several mission
trips to help those in need.
In addition to his parents and step-father, he was preceded in death by his three brothers, Jim, Ronnie and Donnie Fountain; his sister, Elaine Bradley Jones, and his brother in life and in Christ, Russell Hunnicutt. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Neal is survived by his wife, Janis Tippett Fountain; step-son Lucas Hastings (Nicole Taylor); sons Tommy Shane (Shelley) Fountain and Rodney Steve (Amanda) Fountain; Granddaughters Keela (Brian) Hensley; Ashley Fountain; Kenzie Fountain(Brandon Farmer);Kayleigh Fountain; Aaliyah Lafon; Grandson Michael Fountain; Three great granddaughters, one great grandson, and one on the way; “adopted” daughter, Gina Townsend; best friend and brother, Frank Rice; several nieces and nephews; many friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ. He attended Battle Branch Baptist Church.
At his request, there will be no funeral service. An online memorial is posted at

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  1. Janis Fountain says:

    Thank you for being my best friend, my confidant, my true Love. We have shared so many beautiful experiences, and hard times, too. I know you are at peace, no more pain, no more heartache. Say hello to my Daddy, and tell Donnie I’ll be back at work pretty soon, haha. I’ll meet you when God calls me home. I love you, Neal

  2. Elretha Tollison says:

    Janis, Our hearts are with you in your loss. As God has called another Angel home… just remember that… When someone becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure… A treasure you hold in your heart forever. You will never get over it, you just get through it… hang in there, God will take care of you Always. And Oh what a beautiful meeting in the sky it will be one day. We’re here if you ever need us for anything. May God bless you now and forever… Elretha & Belinda. We love you

    • Tommy Fountsin says:

      I gotta say thank you for life lessons you taught me as a young boy at the time I didn’t understand but as a man I realize u was so right and if children would just listen to there parents you want regret it u oromice that

  3. Frank Rice says:

    I Love You My Friend

  4. Lillian Hastings says:

    You can RIP now Neal…. I remember the day you came into our life you was 21yrs old an now40 yrs later boy do I have some memories!!! You’ll always live on in my family memories an they can pass on the stories to there kids forever in my memory. Love an Miss you

  5. Steve M. Dillard says:


    My sincere condolences on the loss of your husband, you are in my prayers. May you always hold
    fond memories of your time together.


  6. Vince & Nancy Skilling says:

    We are saddened to learn of Neal’s Passing. We will keep you in our prayers.
    Vince & Nancy Skilling

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