Donald Ray Fortner, 55, of Jeffersonville, Indiana passed away on Sunday, January 31,
2021 in his home with his family by his side. He was born on October 5, 1965 in
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Billie and Virginia (Starr) Fortner and his
brother William "Bill" Fortner. Don was the General Manager for Allied Utility Solutions
for many years. He attended East Side Christian Church in Jeffersonville, Indiana. He
loved watching sports, especially Nascar - where he could root against his brothers’
favorite driver, a tradition that he carried on with his boys, even after his brother’s
passing. He also enjoyed going hunting, going camping, playing cards with his kids,
and was an avid Kentucky Basketball fan.
More than anything, he enjoyed spending time with his loving family. He cherished
every moment spent with them. One thing he looked forward to hosting every year was
Fortner Family Weekend, where all of his children and grandchildren would stay with
him for a weekend of swimming, outdoor movies, food, fun, and games with Nana and
Papa. Even the neighbors would try to come join in on all the fun.
Donald leaves to cherish his memory; his loving wife of 10 years Marnetta (Persinger)
Fortner; six children, Danielle Beran (Tim), Kurtis Fortner (Shayna), Nic Fortner (Bea),
Nate Rogers (Stephanie), Brandon Rogers, Jorden Ruoff; sister, LaDonna (Fortner)
Arnold (Ray); sister in law, Tammy Fortner; grandchildren, Ivy, Lukas, Brooklynn, Shelby, Scarlett, Sawyer, Dravin,
Calvin, Andrew, Wyatt, Cayden, Rafael and Peyton and many nieces and nephews that
he loved dearly.
There will be a visitation on Friday, February 5, 2021 from 2pm-8pm at Legacy Funeral
Center, 921 Main Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana. The service will be on Saturday,
February 6, 2021 at 11am with visitation before from 9am-11am at the Legacy Funeral
Center with burial to follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
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