Henry Jack Forbus was born Feb. 16, 1930, in Hornbeak, the son of the late James Franklin Forbus and Myrtle Viola Lofton Forbus. He departed this life on Sept. 18, 2023, in Pulaski at the age of 94 Years, 7 Months, 2 Days.
Jack was a World War II Army Veteran. He was a lover of his country, democracy and Christianity. Jack loved to fish, be on the river, garden and teach. He also enjoyed anything having to do with driving a tractor, bulldozer or other heavy equipment. In his later years, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and watching them play sports. He was a retired equipment operator and still operated into his 90s. He helped construct most bridges in Tennessee and several roads. He also worked on road/bridge building in the surrounding states.
He is survived by a son, Jeffrey Scott Forbus of Huntingdon; niece, Lavetta Sue Battle (Forbus); great-niece, Michelle Johnson of Minor Hill; great-nephew, James Berry and Katie of Griffith, Ind.; great-nephew, Rodney Meeks and Keri of Cornersville; sister-in-law, Marti Forbus of Pulaski; niece, Reda Forbus of Michigan; nephew, Gary Forbus and Connie of Michigan; nephew, Jerry (Skip) Forbus and Robin of Maryland; stepdaughters, Debbie Smith and Mitch, Denise Pickett and Benny and LaRessa Hurd and Gary; stepson, Chris Jenkins and Melena; other relatives in Obion County and other states.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Forbus was preceded in death by two sons, Bobby and Billy Forbus; and two brothers, James Lofton Forbus and Jerry Forbus.
Services will be held on Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, with Chase Qualls officiating. Burial will follow in the Mars Hill Cemetery at Adamsville.
Memorials may be made to: Saltillo Church of Christ, 225 Oak Ave., Saltillo, TN 38370.
Published in The Messenger/9.20.23