John Franklin Forrest

Published 9:53 pm Monday, January 18, 2016

  1. Mr. John Franklin Forrest, 86, of Milling Road, Mocksville, died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at his home.

    He was born Nov. 18, 1929, in Davie County to the late W. D. and Blanch Harvey Forrest. Mr. Forrest was a member of No Creek Primitive Baptist Church. He was retired from Bahnson Sheet Metal in Winston-Salem and Foster Farms in Mocksville. Mr. Forrest enjoyed daily visits at Maw Maw’s Kitchen.

    He was also preceded in death by his wife, Colleen Foster Forrest.

    Survivors: 2 daughters, Lynne Poore (Harry) of Advance and Gail Kimbrough of Winston-Salem; 2 sons, Steven Forrest (Phyllis) of Mocksville and Barry Forrest (Donna) of Advance; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Frances Perry of High Point and Peggy Smith of Advance; a brother, Robert Forrest of Lexington; sisters-in-law, Lucille Orrell of Advance and Ruth Foster of Mocksville; his feline companion, Joleen; and a special friend, Peggy “Maw Maw” Waller.

    A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Bruce Morasco officiating. Burial followed in Dulin United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends Tuesday, Jan. 19 at the funeral home.

    Memorials: Bixby Presbyterian, 1806 Fork Bixby Road, Advance, 27006, Memo: Two Cents a Meal; or No Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery Fund, c/o Willie Bess Bennett, 107 Nail Lane, Mocksville.