McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Charles William Forrest, age 78 of Columbia, Ky. went home to be with the Lord early Friday evening on January 31, 2014, following a long illness.  He passed quietly while resting at home in Hinton, WV.
He was born August 3, 1935, in Willow Shade, Ky, the son of the late Edgar W. and Lora T. Martin Forrest.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, having served a tour in Germany as a truck driver and cook during the l950's.  Charles then worked as a self employed carpenter throughout the rest of his life.  He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, companion and brother who enjoyed reading his KIV 16ll AV Bible.
Survivors include his companion, Rheeda Foose of Hinton, WV;  one son Charles(Chuck) S. Forrest of Milton,Fla;  two daughters, Rebecca Ballard and her husband, Nick of Kansas City, Ks and Diana R. Forrest of Tallahassee, Fl;  one step daughter Connie Crews of Hinton, WV;  one sister, Rose Mary Snively of Crawfordsville, In;  five brothers, Eddie Forrest Plainfield, In, Danny Forrest and his wife, Phyllis of Il.  Dennis Forrest and his wife, Cora of Crawfordsville, In  Terry Forrest and his wife, Lana of Jacksonville Fl;  Calvin Forrest of Crawordsville, In eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Livengood..
Graveside services will be organized by the McMurtrey Funeral Home Hwy 90 (East), Summer Shade, Ky.

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