Carl “Sonny” Fortna, 70 of Cleveland, Missouri passed away Sunday, July 31, 2022 at Medicalodge of Butler in Butler, Missouri. Cremation, with a memorial visitation Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, 420 W. Main St. Cleveland, Missouri. Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com
Carl Dayton Fortna, Jr. “Sonny” was born November 25, 1951 in Greenfield, Massachusetts to Carl and Lori Steed Fortna. He graduated from Belton High School in 1970, then served in the US Army. Sonny was united in marriage to Thelma Peters on June 4, 1979. He worked as a truck driver for B&H Freight Lines for 36 years before retiring. Sonny loved to garden, ride his Harley, and most of all have a good time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandmother Minnie Fortna. Sonny is survived by his wife of 43 years Thelma Fortna of Cleveland, MO., daughter Dana Robertson and husband Kevin of Adrian, MO., grandchildren, Tamara Peters of Cleveland, MO., Erika Hogan of Cleveland, MO., Taylor Robertson and Finace Bryce Bagby of Adrian, MO., and Cody Robertson and wife Crechelle of Butler, MO., along with one great-granddaughter Brielee Robertson.