Gregory L. Fortney, 64, passed away August 19, 2018 at Arbors West in West Jefferson, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Lee Wade and his father, John L. Fortney, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Paula Burton; daughter, Ashley Simonton; son, Gerad Bailes; sister, Karyl (David) Hanhilammi; brother, Dr. John L. (Jan) Fortney III; and beloved grandchildren, Noah and Jamie Simonton. Greg graduated from Whetstone High School in 1972 and owned a successful painting business for several years. He loved to fish and loved animals. Greg’s life will be celebrated at the Lashutka Event Center, 3479 Riverside Dr, Columbus, OH 43221 on Sunday, September 30, 2018, from 2-5 PM. Please visit www.OhioCremation.org to leave the family an online condolence.