Casey “Pa” H. Forbes, Jr., November 25, 1935~October 29, 2016

forbes-copyCasey ‘Pa’ H. Forbes, Jr., 80, went Home to be with his Lord on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Washington Regional Medical Center.  He was born on November 25, 1935 in Shelby, TN. to Casey and Nancy Forbes.

He graduated from Poplar Bluff, MO. high school, and soon after joined the Navy.  He served for 20 years as a Hospital Corpsman, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.  After his retirement from active duty Casey moved his family to Fayetteville where he worked as an O.R. Tech at the VA Hospital for 20 years.  After his retirement from the VA Hospital, he became a full-time husband and grandpa.  He is known as a “20-20-20 man”!

His parents and his wife, Dana Lee Forbes, preceded him in death.  He is survived by his son, Steven Forbes & wife, Ginger of Colcord, OK; and 4 daughters, Pamela Purcell and husband, Dan of Lakeland, FL., Becky Sisemore and husband, Norman of Prairie Grove, Diane Wallis and husband, Bob of Coos Bay, OR. and Candy and husband, Mike of Huntsville; 2 brothers; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 5-7 pm at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.  Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Greenland at 10:30 am on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 with Rev. Jason Sisemore and Rev. Eric Howerton officiating.  Private family interment will be in the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

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    Joyce Tuller » 30. Oct, 2016

    To all the Forbes family,
    Pa will be missed by all, but I know he will live on in the hearts of all of us who knew and loved him, especially his family. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you.

    Mike, Elaine, Calyn and Malia Marshall » 31. Oct, 2016

    We share in your loss today of your father and grandpa. Uncle Jack will be remembered as a loving and kind man who always put his family first. I know that Mom and Dad especially want to be there as do we, but circumstances don’t allow it. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all and are here for you should you need anything. God bless you and we look forward to the time when we can all be reunited.

    Love, Elaine

    Joyce Ayres » 31. Oct, 2016

    Keeping this wonderful family in thought and prayer.

    Tom and Betty McCawley » 31. Oct, 2016

    Will lift family up in our prayers. So sorry for your loss.

    Name » 01. Nov, 2016

    Brother Casey will surely be missed he was a really good man and he taught me a lot in church. Love you brother Casey and I’ll miss you but we will meet again in heaven God bless you and family

    Sam Mccawley

    Jan Lefler » 01. Nov, 2016

    I had the honor of knowing and working with Casey at the VA. In fact, we started working there at the same time (mid-70′s) and went through orientation/training together. He is such a fine man, colleague and friend. Always know he is well thought of and will be missed by many. My thoughts are with you and yours at this sad time.
    Jan Lefler

    Paul and Bonnie Williams » 02. Nov, 2016

    Sending Our Sincere Sympathy in the Loss of your Father. Our thought are with you in your time of loss.