FORTNEY, Junior Melvin, 88, of Parkersburg, formerly of Middlebourne, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Cedar Grove Personal Care. Born 30 October, 1923, in Fairmont, WV, he was the son of the late Junior Lincoln and Inez Viola Grose Fortney.
He worked for the WV Department of Highways in Tyler County, retiring as a Supervisor.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of over 53 years, Clarene Watters Fortney on 02 August, 1999; a sister, Mildred Titchenal on 20 July, 2002; brother-in-law, William Neil Watters, 07 September, 1951; sister-in-law, Lorraine K. Spencer, 19 August 2011.
He is survived by his daughter, Sally Jo (Brent) Stull of Parkersburg; his son, Jeffery Neil Fortney of Middlebourne; Sister- in-laws, Joan (Bill) Nutter of Vienna and Carol Watters of Parkersburg; Evon (Arch) Heintzman of Middlebourne; Kay Bond of North Carolina; seven grandchildren, Doug (JoDeen) Stanley; Shelley (Kenny) Young; David (Rona) Stanley; Derek Stanley; Tony Fortney; Justin Fortney; Amber Bland; seven great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter.
Junior was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be sadly missed.
There will be no visitation or funeral service.