R.D. 'Red Fortner, Sr.
R.D. Fortner, Sr., (aka "Red"), a resident of Gresham since 1977, passed away December 12, 2019. He was born January 16, 1925 in Childress, Texas to Lee Roy and Hattie Fortner. After his father's death the family moved to Wichita Falls, Texas. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army in England, France, Belgium, and Germany. Upon his return, he met and married the love of his life, Shirley, and they began their family. Shortly thereafter, they moved to California and then to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, making the Portland area their "forever" home!
Red was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, and their first daughter, Starla. He is survived by his four other children, R.D. Jr., Dorothy, Wendy, and Tamara; twelve grandchildren, and nine greatgrandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Bible Doctrine Church, 805 Jackson, Oregon City, OR. For full obituary go to Omegaservices.com