James Otis Fortney, Jr
”1930 - 2012”

    James Otis Fortney, Jr

    "Sing your death song and die like a hero going home."
      Shawnee - Chief Tecumseh

      James Otis Fortney, Jr
      Birth: Sep. 29, 1930
      Nelagoney, Oklahoma
      Death: Jun. 8, 2012
      Ponca City, Oklahoma
      Ponca City - James Otis Fortney, 81, died Friday. Services pending. Trout. (Tulsa World)
      James Otis Fortney, Jr., resident of Ponca City, passed away Friday,
      June 8, 2012, at his residence. He was 81.
      The memorial service will be held at a later date.
      Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory of Ponca City, Oklahoma.
      James was born on September 29, 1930 to the late James Otis Fortney Sr. and the late Irena Jeanett Smith
      in Nelagoney, OK. He was married to Sylvia Daugherty on July 21, 1955 in Miami, Oklahoma.
      They would of celebrated there 57years together next month.
      He enjoyed listening to the police scanner and playing solitary on the computer.
      He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Fortney, of the home; four daughters, Rita Costello of
      Fairfax, Oklahoma, Diana Calvert and her husband, David of Empire, Colorado,
      Lavelda Fortney of Idaho Spring, Colorado, Danita Kollars of Vinita, Oklahoma;
      three brothers, Lonnie, David, and Darwin Fortney, all of Pawhuska;
      six sister, Dorothy, Sue, Mavis, Deed, Nancy, and Sissy, all of Pawhuska;
      twenty one grand children, fifty three great grand children, one great great grand child;
      and numerous of nieces and nephews.
      Preceded in death by his parents, James Sr. and Irene Forney; one daughter, Serritta Martin;
      one son, James Fortney; one grandson, Aaron Kollars; five sisters; three brothers;
      and numerous of nieces and nephews.
      Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 .
      Parents: James Otis and Irene Jeanette Smith Fortney
      Siblings: Edward Leo Merchant, Harry A. Merchant, Lillie M, James Otis,
      Herbert Lincoln, LouAnn Bryan Fortney Washington, Mary Sue Fortney Jones,
      Billie Beatrice Fortney RedEagle, Wilda Jean Fortney Meeks, Edna Louise Fortney Briggs
      Resource:census, ancestry.com

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