James "Tommy" Fort

November 28, 1943 - February 11, 2021

James “Tommy” Fort of Princeton, Texas passed away February 11, 2021 at the age of 77.  He was born on November 28, 1943 to Clarence Osborne Fort and Dorothy Janette (Fraze) Fort in McKinney, Texas.  Tommy married Linda Kay Judd on July 14, 1963 in Culleoka, Texas.  He worked in construction for many years.  Tommy enjoyed travel and could fix anything mechanical.  He also enjoyed coaching his kids.  Tommy loved to refurbish and collect antique cars.  He most loved his family.  Tommy was a member of Culleoka Baptist Church.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Linda K. Fort of Princeton, Texas; daughters, Tammy Purser of Leonard, Texas and Sherry Sturgal and husband, Greg of Carmi, Illinois; son, Danny Fort and wife, Kimberly of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Brian Purser and wife, Jennifer of Blue Ridge, Texas, Steven Purser and wife, Shay of Blue Ridge, Texas, Tommy Purser of Anna, Texas, Justin Strickland and wife, Valerie of Van Alstyne, Texas, Cody Strickland and wife, Sara of Dallas, Texas, Callie Sturgal of Carmi, Illinois, and Derek Fort and wife, Lauren of Lone Oak, Texas; great-grandchildren, Bryant, Jace, Steven, Stetson, Bo, Tilly, Kylee, Kadyn, and Lela; sisters, Barbara Thomas of Princeton, Janette Hodge and husband, Lon of Wylie, Texas, Sue Hundley and husband, Jim of Wylie, Texas, and Peggy Colbert and husband, Gerald of Calhoun, Georgie; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2021 at Ridgeview Memorial Park, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

In support of our local, state, and federal government including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, the following are Ridgeview Memorial Parks guidelines. Anyone attending the Graveside Service is to maintain social distancing or may remain in their vehicle. You will be able to listen through speakers set up at the site.





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We are all saddened by this loss. Good memories from Princeton, McKinney & Culleoka, for both us and our children. Prayers and love for all from Whitewright. ~ Diana Rutledge Scott, Shelley, Ann, John and families Diana Rutledge Scott, February 24, 2021 Linda and Family...Darrell and I are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May you all find comfort in you Faith, Family and Friends. Love, Darrell and Karen Darrell and Karen Price, February 23, 2021 Linda We just heard of Tommy’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss and for the kids and grandkids and great grandkids loss. When I told Kenny how many great grandkids y’all have he was confused for a little bit. We will never forget those two precious little girl’s in their bikinis at the lake. Then came the boy. I wish we had all been able to stay in contact but life gets in the way. We love you and pray God gives you the strength you need to get through this. If you ever want to call me please email me and I will send you my number. Love y’all Kenny & Donna Elliott, February 22, 2021 So sorry for your loss. We will all miss him, The American Legion will not be the same, Tommy Stewart & Amy Morrow Hearne, February 21, 2021 Im so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We had many good times as neighbors . Tommy was a good man. What I remember most was his good natured personality and sense of humor. Nancy Arroyo(cookie), February 16, 2021 My thoughts and prayers for Linda and her family. Michael Brown, February 16, 2021 Deeply loved and never forgotten. Gerald Peggy Colbert, February 15, 2021 Gerald and I are so sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are for all of families. May you all be comforted by God's love and Mercy in the days ahead. God bless you all. Gerald and Pat Fraze, February 14, 2021 You will be missed by many! Niki loved going over to talk to you. I'm glad we got to know you. Jeffrey Richie, February 14, 2021