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John Phillip Fortney, 42 of Belton MO died on February 13th 2023. He was a great and valued son, grandson, nephew, brother, uncle, and friend.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2pm-4pm on Friday, February 24, 2023, at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society in Raytown, MO. To watch the service, please click on CELEBRATION OF LIFE
The youngest of three children born on November 10th 1980, in Kansas city MO. He was raised in Raytown MO graduating from Raytown South High School. He worked in erosion control and was CPESC certified in that industry. He also worked installing fences. He was so proficient in heavy machinery that his moves were very smooth and calculated using a loader.
John was a drummer since he was young eventually becoming known as the master of the drumkit. He absolutely loved music, teaching himself how to play guitar, bass guitar as well as the keyboard. He was a member of a couple bands who performed in many venues around the Kansas city area. He enjoyed a variety of music and attended many concerts and musical performances.
He is survived by mother, Karen Bridenstine; father, Phillip Fortney (Becky); brother, Marc Fortney (Cassy); sister, Jennifer Tartaglia; step-sisters, Tess Danielson (Brett) and Chelsey Stryker; grandmother, Shirley Sewell; great uncle, Ron Fenton; nephews, Eric Fortney, Daniel and Joe Tartaglia, and Bruce and Walter Danielson. John is preceded in death by niece, Marianne Fortney.
Many would describe him as very independent and intelligent. John would always let you know his opinion of anything. He was very funny and had perfected the element of sarcasm. John was a very unique and talented individual who was a hard worker and took pride in the quality of his work. He will be missed and always remembered by many.
In leu of flowers, the family set up a memorial scholarship in John’s honor for a graduating senior at either Raytown or Raytown South High School who is continuing education in college by either playing in Marching Band or a degree in Music with emphasis in band. Donations can be made to:
Raytown Educational Foundation
Online at https://www.raytownschools.org/domain/1759
Select giving tab,enter John Fortney Memorial Band Scholarship in the additional Comments box
Or by to: Raytown Educational Foundation
10750 E 350 Highway
Raytown, MO 64138
Make Check To: REF
Memo Line: John Fortney Memorial Band Scholarship
Kay Guinn says
To the family of the family of John sorry for your loss of his presence he sounded like a fun loving person. We live for today but we can say life without end at last no more pain no more heartache no More tears only peace and joy on Earth.
Brenda Combs says
So very sorry Jennifer,Mark,and Karen we are thinking of you. God Bless your family during this time. Love Brenda and Johnnie and family