James R. Fortney

  • Born: October 7, 1935
  • Died: March 16, 2021
  • Location: Elyria, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

114 Second Street
Elyria, OH 44035

Tel. (440) 322-3717

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Husband, Father, Loving Step-Dad, Grandfather

James R. Fortney, age 85 of Elyria and orginally from West Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Zinn) for 23 years; father of Karen, Jamie, Margie, Tommy, Matt, and Dawn; loving step-dad of Sherri, Tina, and Vicki; grandfather and great-grandfather of many; father-in-law of Larry Carver; dear brother of Thomas and David of West Virginia. Preceded in death by his three children, Kathy, Anita, and infant son and his siblings, Ray and Margaret.
James enjoyed the casino but especially loved exploring flea markets and garage sales. He was always ready to help anyone in need. James will be dearly missed.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second St., Elyria, OH 44035. Services private.
440-322-3717 www.buschcares.com

Condolence & Memory Journal

There will never be another better person than James he was a one of a kind a very great person to know loved having sells James could teach you to make a buck and have fun doing it and was never afraid to help anyone loved buying and selling he was always good at making you laugh and always had a good joke to tell and was always good for advice if you needed it James i will truly miss you and i will see you again some day in that big open sky have me a good joke ready buddy heaven got a great angel and we lost one so long for now my friend Mary i truly wish you all the best and hope your pain heals i know you will never get over the loss of him but may god bless you and watch over you and guide you and help ease everyones pain and loss

Posted by steve ward - buckhannon, WV - Family   March 21, 2021

Mary, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. He was a very nice guy when I would wait on you guys at Fazoli's in Elyria.

Posted by Jessica Hudak - Lorain, OH - Friend   March 19, 2021

Love you ❤ Best Stepdad ever you are truly going be missed ..Rest In Peace ❤

Posted by Tina Carver - Coalton, WV - Daughter   March 19, 2021

So sorry Dawn for the loss of your Dad. Prayers for peace to you, Walt, Austin, Caraline, Gabby and your siblings.

Posted by Tamara Anderson - Medina, OH - Family   March 19, 2021


I love you grandpa

Posted by Kayla Rogala - Elkins, WV - Family   March 18, 2021


Larry Tina Carver

Posted by Larry & Tina Carver Carver - Coalton, WV - Daughter   March 18, 2021

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