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“My thoughts and prayers are with you Robin and the family. Denny was a part of our family and we loved him and I am blessed to have as many memories...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Melissa Wakefield - Brookville, OH

“Our deepest sympathies Robin, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Steve and Sally ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Sally Keener - West Alex, OH

“So sorry the death of Denny Denny was a wonderful man all around. Sending love and prayers to all his family. ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Peggy Jackson Perrine - OH

“Denny and I have been friends for 35+ years and he always made me feel like part of the family. He was always there if you needed anything. I have so...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Gary Brinson - Jackson, OH

“I was fortunately introduced to The Fortner Family through a mutual friend Craig Wakefield. It was my first deer hunting trip in Ohio and Denny and...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Chad Little - Tampa, FL - Friend

“so sorry for your loss. he will be greatly missed ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: debra rother - brookville, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of loss. ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Debbie and Tim Fullmer - OH

“Our Thoughts are with Denny's Family. I (Ginnie) worked with Denny and will never forget his smile and great sense of humor. RIP Denny. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Ryan & Ginnie Fitzgerald - OH

“Robin, I am so sorry for your loss of Denny! I pray for strength and peace to you and your family ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: linda payne - Brookville, OH

“Dear Robin and family,also David and Joy,My condolences to you all in Denny's passing. May you find comfort in your memories. (Denny's special smile...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: LeeAnn Laird - Sebring, FL

“When I first met Denny in 2012, I was immediately drawn to him. He reminded me of my predeceased father. Over the years, I have enjoyed talking to...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Jennefer Saxour - OH - Friend

“Denny was like a Brother to me and so many other people, we shared many good times in life and in the woods hunting, He never knew a stranger they...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Craig Wakefield - Homosassa Fl, FL

“RIP ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Jack & Paula Erisman - Richmond, IN

“Rest in Peace Denny. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: JIll Ryan - Lewisburg, OH

“Prayers, love and hugs to Robin and the family with the loss of Denny. I graduated with them both from Brookville High School class of 1973. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Jackie Johnston (Hughes) - OH

“theres no words for us to say on this day but how sorry we are but that hes in a better place dana and denny were friends in school i lived at the...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: dana and marla pennington - SC

“We a so sad hearing this news Denny was not only a neighbor but a very good friend who will be missed dearly ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: David & Angela Dunn - Wellston, OH

“Sorry for your loss ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Kirt Ward - Wellston, OH


Ralph D. "Denny" Fortner, age 63, of Wellston, passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 at his home. He was born November 10, 1954 in Dayton, Ohio to Wendell Fortner and Martha Jane Perry Fortner. Denny was a 1973 graduate of Brookville High School. He retired from Verizon Telephone Company, where he was employed for 32 years. Denny was a member of the AmVets and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He is survived by his mother, Martha Jane Fortner of Brookville; his wife of 44 years, Robin L. Curtis Fortner; children, Nicole Hampton (Chris) of Spencerport, NY, Beau Fortner (Heather) of Wellston, and Jawn Fortner of Wellston; grandchildren, Cecilia Hampton, Lauren Fortner, Colt Fortner, Nicholas Fortner and Hannah Fortner; brother, David Fortner of Brookville; sister, Joy Jackson of Lewisburg, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Denny was preceded in death by his father, Wendell Fortner, and his sister, Susan Reindel. Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. In keeping with Denny's wishes, cremation will follow the calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions be given to Holzer Hospice, 2881 St. Rt. 160, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631 Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.mcwilliams-funeralhome.com.