McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lawrence W Forrest

Fairland, Indiana Lawrence W Forrest, 89, passed Monday, December 12, 2016. 

Survived by Betty L. Forrest, wife of 68 years, five sons,  Lawrence Christopher Forrest, Kelly Forrest (deceased), Colin Forrest, Joe Forrest , Adam Forrest; two daughters, Marta McKrill, Tracey Kirkpatrick; five Grandchildren and four Great Grandchildren. 

Born in Illinois, raised in Summer Shade, KY, the last surviving child of George Washington Forrest and Genevieve “Jannie” Forrest (Connor). He was preceded in death by Mother, Father and nine other siblings. 

Veteran of World War II, Japanese occupation force. He was a graduate Summer Shade High School; class of 46’, and later graduate of Berean Babtist College. He was an author of religious tracts and multiple religious inspired manuscripts. For many years he volunteered and was a leader in local fellowship functions. He spent many years working in the Indianapolis area as a Master Machinist. His life was inspired by his interests that led him to be an avid outdoorsman, hunter, adventurer and committed father and husband. All that knew him, knew of his most impassioned interest of the West and Southwest regions of the country, where throughout the years, he enjoyed many trips and adventures with many family and friends. 

Services will be held in Summer Shade, KY at McMurtrey Funeral Home on Friday December 16, 2016; viewing starts at 10 AM, service to be held at 1:00 PM. Graveside service to follow, by family only.  

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