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Chester "Chet" Wade Fortner

July 10, 1940 ~ December 25, 2020 (age 80)


Chester Wade Fortner, 80, of Ashville passed away early morning Christmas Day, Dec. 25th, 2020.  Born on July 10, 1940, to Charles “Bill” Fortner, and Pearl (Fausnaugh) Fortner, of Ashville.

Predeceased in death by Father, Mother, and brothers Gary and Bill, all of Ashville.

Chet is survived by wife, Arlene of 60 yrs., Sons Charlie and Joey of Dublin, and his little friend Molly. Sister-in-laws Doris Jones of Commercial Pt., Dianne Hartley of Ashville, Donna Hartley of Van Buren, Arkansas.  Several nieces and nephews.  

Chet was a member of the Harrison Township Fire Department for 32 yrs, Teays Valley School Bus Driver for 34 yrs, Lifetime member of Ashville Pythian Lodge, Member of Lockbourne Lodge, member of Aladdin Temple, and Ancient Scottish Rite Lodge. Was Army veteran from 1962-1966. Chet worked at his father's business, Fortner Auto Supply all his life.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, 420 W. Main St. Ashville.  A Graveside Service will be held  at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 15th at Harrison Township Cemetery in South Bloomfield with Pastor Floyd Hubbell officiating.  Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing is required.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: South Bloomfield Methodist Church for Building Fund, 5027   2nd St. W.  South Bloomfield, OH 43103.  Online condolences at

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January 14, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home
420 Main St. W
Ashville, OH 43103

Graveside Service
January 15, 2021

11:00 AM
Harrison Township Cemetery
5001 So. Union St.
South Bloomfield, OH 43103

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