James Allen Fortner

February 17, 1994February 19, 2019

James Allen Fortner was born on February 17th 1994 in Terrell, TX to his parents Rick and Rebecca Fortner and to a sister Samantha who quickly became a best friend. James passed away on February 19th 2019 in Scurry, TX. James met the love of his life in 2012. They quickly became sweethearts and planned to be married on March 23rd 2019. James enjoyed the great outdoors and loved to hunt and fish, his parents installed that love as a child. He also loved bowling and playing basketball. He loved spending time with family laughing, playing games and having a cold drink. His nieces and nephews were dear to his heart. He enjoyed watching them grow and teaching them life lessons. But most of all vacations and lazy days with his girl were his favorite. If you were ever hungry, he was the man. From cooking his mommas spaghetti to smoking a hog he just got. James was one of a kind and will always be missed.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Rebecca Fortner; grandparents, James & Betty Scarbrough, Allen & Joyce Fortner, & Bonnie Jean Siney; nephew, Zaelyn Wade; & his dog, Sugar. James is survived by his fiancé, Rebecca Ramirez; father, Rick Fortner; sister, Samantha Holloway & husband Casey; nieces & nephews, Kealy, Rylan, Emma, Tatum, Madison, Leland, Trina, Sophia, Layla, Raelynn, Violet, & Lily; mother-in-law, Stephanie Earnhart; father-in-law, Mike Chavez; brother’s & sister’s- in law, Maria & Randy Wade, Jame Ramirez, & Corey Johnson; & his four-legged best friend, Molly to cherish his memory. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Terrell, Texas. As an acknowledgement to James’ love of hunting & the outdoors the family asks for everyone to wear camo to the memorial service to show their love & support.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 23, 2019

James Allen Fortner

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jame Ramirez

March 10, 2019

Weekends are not the same! I’m so thankful I see all the signs you send us on a daily base! I will never forget you coming to pull us out of the wall Corey slide us into! Or you picking him up over the porch wall or even deep ellum! One handsome one of a kind man! Your laugh! Shaking your booty with the girls! Drop it hot or just a smile! Or the sound of damn it boy! Forever and always!

Jerri Murray

February 27, 2019

He use to come over to the house when he was younger with his friend justin canida an was always a sweet polite young man he will be truely missed prayers for the family

Emilee Perez

February 26, 2019

I’m in absolute shock still. I met you when I was a freshman in high school and I used to be with you and Becky a lot then I grew distant from y’all and that’s what I regret. When I was in the hospital for a week you and Becky came and saw me everyday even though it was an hour away from y’all. You were the sweetest guy I’ve ever known. I love you Becky my heart goes out to you and the Fortner Family ❤️

Paula Morley

February 23, 2019

I taught James and Samantha both when they were young. Great kids. I know James will be very missed. Prayers to the family.

Ryan key

February 23, 2019

James was one of my friends thru my highschool years but we lost connection with each other after graduating. He was a good man. He will be missed. Prayer goes out to the family. James will be missed

Sarah Talasek

February 22, 2019

I honestly have no memory of James. He's my classmate, but we're not even close to each other or anything. Sending my condolences to his family.

Cindy Shefka

February 22, 2019

My heart goes out to the whole family. James was a huge heart of all of you . I pray you know he is with you always and though we don’t understand why we know he is with your momma now and they will both have their arms around you .

Lynne Earnhart

February 22, 2019

One of the sweetest,loving men I have ever met . We love you James there are no words to describe the hole in our hearts . Fly high and watch over your girl. Becky,steph and family, Sam and family hugs and prayers

Judith Warren

February 22, 2019

I've No Memories of James. But I Know Samantha and I heard Many Times Of a Awesome guy who loves her and Her Family His Parents and That He Was The Best Brother ever. Samantha My Sincerest condolences to you and your family As I Know this is Not Nearly Enough. Know That Your Loved and In My Prayers

Lynn Repka

February 21, 2019

Samantha and Fortner family
Words cannot express the deep sorrow and heartfelt sympathy we are feeling for you all. We know you are all in shock and in pain that no one else can feel as each family is different. We can only express our love and concern for you all. Lifting you up in prayer and grace is all we can do. Just know that you do not walk alone. May God grant you peace. So sorry for your incredible loss. I know your mom embraced him immediately. Hold on to your precious memories in the days to come.
Robert and Lynn Repka