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Vernon Loyd Forbis
July 2, 1928 - August 12, 2019

Mr.  Vernon “Red” Forbis of Harrisburg departed this life on Monday, August 12, 2019 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, AR at the age of 91 years, 1 month and 10 days.  He was born Monday, July 2, 1928 in Monette, AR and lived most of his life in the Harrisburg. He was a carpenter and a member of Calvary Pentecostal Church.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Hosford Forbis, six sisters, Sylvia Barton, Vera Looney, Veda Adams, Hazel Phillips, Viola Rotten, and Leola Miles; three brothers, John Forbis, Frank Forbis and Denver Forbis and his parents, Walter and Banta Medshker Forbis.      He is survived by one son, Rickey (Nita) Forbis of Trumann, AR; one daughter, Joyce Ann (Timmy Joe) Austin of Harrisburg, AR;  two sisters, Rachel (Paul) Harris of Memphis, TN and Mary Hale of Wynne, AR; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-greatgrandchildren.       Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Calvary Pentecostal Church, 801 Smith Ave, Trumann, AR.          A celebration of his life will be Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at Calvary Pentecostal Church with Rev. Ronnie Redell officiating.  Burial will follow in Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery in Harrisburg, AR.       Pallbearers will be Jonathan Forbis, Dylan Austin, Timmy Austin, Jimmy Everhart, George Presley, and Gary Holmes.  Honorary pallbearers are Jackie Looney, Gary Forbis, Bob Chandler, Jerry Banks, Ralph Cain, Darrel Rains and Mike Freeman.       An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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August 13, 2019
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Calvary Pentecostal Church
801 Smith
Trumann, AR 72472

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August 14, 2019
01:30 PM

Calvary Pentecostal Church
801 Smith
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Annde, Blytheville, AR says

    It's been a month today since you've been gone and it still hurts as much as it did when I was told you were gone. I catch myself picking up the phone to call you but then I realize I can't anymore. I know you're with Mammaw again and not in any pain, that's the only thing that gets me through this. I love and miss you so much Papaw. Hope you're flying high up there in Heaven!!

  2. Annde, Blytheville, AR says

    It's been a week since we buried you and it still just doesn't seem real I always thought you'd be here forever but I know you were ready to go. I miss you so much it hurts. I love you, Papaw. Fly high sweet angel

  3. Connie Cummins, Thailand says

    I will miss you Uncle Red! Thank you for all the time that you spent with my daddy keeping him going! Daddy enjoyed your phone calls, working together on roofs and of course all the fishing trips. I know he will be happy to see you again in heaven. ??

  4. Joe Anne Matthews, Harrisburg says

    A wonderful man, he had a kind heart, would help anyone. He was our neighbor for year, I am thankful to have know him. JoeAnne (Hancock) Matthews

  5. Randy & Anna Blagg, Trumann,Arkansas says

    Prayers for the family.

  6. Pam Adams Pugh, Harrisburg says

    A precious 'young' man! We loved you dearly and will miss you visiting the Adams family and sharing the stories of the good old days with our granny, your sister, Vada... and all your fishing stories. We rejoice that you are happy and healthy and rejoicing with loved ones. Love you big, The family of Tommy and Joyce Adams and all their kiddos!

  7. Chris, Tina & Zach Adams, Brookland, AR says

    Uncle "Red" always had a smile on his face and was ready to go fishing. He was one of the kindest men I ever knew. He always would stop by and check on my elderly parents to see how they were. I know he is with the Lord and aunt Lois now. We will miss you uncle Red

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