Wesley  Fortney


Wesley Robert Fortney of Corbin, born November 6th in Harlan, Kentucky went to be with the Lord, May 8th at UK Markey Cancer Center.
He is survived by his loving wife, Rhonda (Pierce) Fortney, two children, Elijah Pierce and Abigail Brooklynn Fortney, his parents, Bill and Sherelene (Scott) Fortney, brother Scott (Diane) Fortney, brother Travis (Jennifer) Bryant, sister Catherine (Clint) Moore, nieces Hannah Fortney and Cassidy Moore, nephews Benjamin Fortney and Cade Moore, and a host of family and friends who mourn his passing.
Wes attended Forward Community Church. His love of the outdoors led him to a career in surveying. He also continued his love of football by volunteering for the TCSA youth football program.
Wes lived a life full of adventure, from piloting an ultra-light airplane with his dad for the book, America from 500 feet and going on safari in the Serengeti, to hiking thousands of miles to mountaintops and river valleys. Though his best and greatest adventure was being a father to Elijah and Abigail.
To know him was to love him. And if he knew you, you knew he loved you, too. The stories of Wes's random acts of kindness are numerous. His lovelight shone bright, and those he leaves behind vow to carry it forward in his honor.
A special thank you to the staff at Baptist Health Corbin Cancer Center and UK Markey Cancer Center, for their compassionate care and unwavering support.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 11th, at Central Baptist Church. Family will begin receiving friends at 3 p.m. with a short service following.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a scholarship fund set up for Elijah and Abigail at Hometown Bank of Corbin.
Published on May 9, 2019
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Alex Nickel
May 14, 2019
I do not have words to said how much my heart is broke for all you of guys. I am praying for you and your family! I will never going to forget Mr Fortney!
Mona L. Dean
May 11, 2019
My sincere condolences to the Fortney family. I am a friend of the Hopkins family and I am so sorry for your broken hearts. I am praying for comfort and peace for each of you.
Allen and Samantha Dockery
May 11, 2019
Wes was a great man and will be greatly missed. I remember when me, him, Elijah and my dog Angus went fishing. One of us got our line hung in a tree with a hornet nest in it. My dog fought the bees off of us and he was the only to get stung. He is no longer with us now either. I will never forget that fishing trip. I hope Wes can pet him for me. Prayers from the Dockery family.
Bryon Ball
May 11, 2019
Wesley was a wonderful friend and will be missed by so many people..my thoughts and prayers go to the family at this difficult time🙏
Jessica and Austin Farmer
May 10, 2019
Our hearts are broken for your family! Lots of love and prayers for you all today, tomorrow and in the days ahead.
Bernie melodie Brenden Alyssa and Nancy sipple
May 10, 2019
We are very sorry to hear about Wes passing our thoughts and prayers with all you all during this difficult time.
Lonnie and Kim Collins
May 10, 2019
Our hearts are broken for your family. Wes was a great man who we loved and had a lot of respect for. We will be praying for your family.
Kim Elliott Neely
May 10, 2019
Thoughts, Love and most of all prayers for all of the family and friends..