Larry G. Forrest, 65, of Monticello, passed away on January 27, 2015, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.
He was a disabled United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War and of the Baptist faith. He was a devoted father, grandfather and friend.
Mr. Forrest enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, loved the Razorbacks, John Wayne and all of the older movies and taking care of his yard. He also enjoyed watching the stars and anything to do with astronomy.
He was born October 12, 1949 in Drew County to the late J. C. Forrest and Martha Frances Bodiford Forrest. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry Lewis Forrest and Walter Forrest and one sister, Katy Forrest Land.
Survivors include one son, Chris Forrest and wife Hope of Monticello; one daughter, Brenda Forrest Chavis and husband Allen of Hamburg; three brothers, Kenneth Forrest, Travis Forrest and Ricky Forrest all of Monticello; two sisters, Mary Hayes of Wilmar and Martha “Sis” Donaldson of Monticello; two grandsons, Preston Forrest and Colby Chavis; three granddaughters, Brittany Hodges, Paysley Forrest and Samantha Chavis.
Visitation is January 29 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. A funeral service will be held on January 30 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Lone Sassafras Cemetery with military honors.