Barry Keith ‘Big B’ Forrest

Published 9:12 am Monday, March 1, 2021

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Mr. Barry Keith “Big B” Forrest, 63, of Baileys Chapel Road, Advance, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at his home.

He was born on July 18, 1957 in Davidson County to the late John Franklin and Colleen Foster Forrest. He was a member and elder at Bixby Presbyterian Church. He had been employed with Williams Construction as long as his health permitted. He enjoyed fishing trips to the beach, NASCAR and golf carting with his K9 companion, Lacey. He especially enjoyed time with his family and friends.

He was also preceded in death by: his father-in-law, Donald Holtmeyer; and a great-nephew, Tyler Mabe.

Survivors: his wife of 35 years, Donna Holtmeyer Forrest of the home; 2 sisters, Lynne Poore (Harry) of Advance and Gail Kimbrough of Clemmons; a brother, Steven Forrest (Phyllis) of Mocksville; his mother-in-law, Rebecca Holtmeyer of Mocksville; a brother-in-law, Billy Holtmeyer (Kari) of Mocksville; a “special son”, Austin Hill (Casey) of Mocksville; godsons, Matthew, Joshua and Jacob McDowell; special friends, Tilden and Elizabeth Carter, Debbie Carter, Micah and Jerri McDowell and Jimmy Spry and Martha; and a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and a great great-niece.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Peter Peterson and Tilden Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Bixby Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 1, at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: Bixby Presbyterian, PO Box 2227, Advance; or to Trellis Supportive Care, 377 Hospital St., Suite 103, Mocksville.