Johnny was born in Avon Park, FL on August 30, 1959 to the late Billy Ray and Sarah Bessie Budd Fortner. He worked as a heavy equipment operator with Conlan Company until he medically retired in 2009. Johnny was an excellent father and grandfather in which his grandchildren had a very special place in his heart. He was a hard worker and his favorite pastime was gardening, collecting John Deere tractors and carpentry.
A Celebration of His Life will be 2 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with his son, Pastor John E. Barnes officiating.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.
Survivors include three children Jennifer Fortner, Marianna, Jessie Alton Barnes, Graceville, John E. Barnes (Tammy), Clarksville, TN; two sisters Shari Moffet (Russell), Grand Ridge, FL, Freda Adams, Graceville; mother of the children Candace May Proper, Bonifay, FL; eleven grandchildren Christine, Candace, Jonathan, Jenessa, Jason, Mariah, Dominick, Stephanie, Heather, Jessie, Cecilia; four great grandchildren; four nieces and nephews, Lacy Adams, David Ray Adams, Sarah Batts and Chrissy Deon.