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Henry Jack Forbus

February 16, 1930 — September 18, 2023

Pulaksi, TN

 

Henry Jack Forbus was born February 16, 1930 in Hornbeck, TN, the son of the late James Franklin Forbus and Myrtle Viola Lofton Forbus. He departed this life on September 18, 2023 in Pulaski, Tennessee at the age of 94 Years, 7 Months, 2 Days.

Jack was a WW2 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, TN; niece, Lavetta Sue Battle (Forbus); great niece, Michelle Johnson of Minor Hill, TN; great nephew, James Berry and Katie of Griffith, IN; great nephew, Rodney Meeks and Keri of Cornersville, TN; sister-in-law, Marti Forbus of Pulaski, TN; niece, Reda Forbus of MI; nephew, Gary Forbus and Connie of MI; nephew, Jerry (Skip) Forbus and Robin of MD; stepdaughters, Debbie Smith and Mitch, Denise Pickett and Benny, 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; two brothers, James Lofton Forbus and Jerry Forbus. 

Memorials may be made to: Saltillo Church of Christ, 225 Oak Ave Saltillo, TN 38370

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Visitation

Thursday, September 21, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Selmer

160 West Cypress Avenue, Selmer, TN 38375

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Funeral Service

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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160 West Cypress Avenue, Selmer, TN 38375

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Interment

Thursday, September 21, 2023

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