Luther McDaniel Fortner
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SPARTANBURG, SC-- Luther "Papa Luke" McDaniel Fortner, 83, of Spartanburg, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born August 18, 1929, in the North Pacolet Community of Spartanburg County, he was the son of the late Clarence M. and Guynell Jones Fortner.
A U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Fortner was a retired quality control technician with Powdercraft Corporation and later worked for Car Quest Auto Parts. He was a member of Fairforest Baptist Church and the Milbra Higgins Sunday School Class. He loved being a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and watching the Atlanta Braves.
Survivors include his loving wife, Jane Mason Fortner; daughter, Lynn F. Waddell (Allan) of Spartanburg; son, Todd Fortner of Greenville; grandsons, Jason Cantrell, Josh Fortner, and Brandon Waddell; great-grandchildren, Eli, Mason, and Kynlee; and his special canine companion, Cricket. He was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah J. Fortner; brother, Larry C. Fortner; and daughter-in-law, Laurie T. Fortner.
Visitation will be 12:30-1:45 PM Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM, at the Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Brent Dowis and the Rev. Kermit Morris. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Fairforest Baptist Church, PO Box 338, Fairforest, SC 29336; or Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303.
The family expresses special appreciation to the staffs of Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, White Oak Manor, and Hospice Care of South Carolina for the loving care shown to Mr. Fortner.
The family is at the home.
An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com.
Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel
Floyd Mortuary - Greenlawn Chapel
2075 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29307
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Mar. 6 to Mar. 8, 2013