W.T. Forrest, 79, of Monticello, passed away on September 21, 2019, at his home.

He was born on February 28, 1940, in Drew County, to the late Samuel Jo Forrest and Myrtle Braden Forrest.

Mr. Forrest was a retired logger for Sammy McTigrit and Burton Nowlen and was a member of Pleasant Springs Baptist Church. He loved to hunt and fish and visit with his many friends and family.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Forrest; three sisters, Christine Jackson, Luella Gibson and Velma McNeese; six brothers, Willie, J.D., Earl Lee, J.C., Alfred and Dixon Forrest; and one grandson, Brent McDougald.

Survivors include one son, Jonathan Forrest of Monticello; four daughters, Anita Stafford and husband Charles of Perryville, Deanna Lasiter, Benita Burris and Pam McDougald all of Monticello; 11 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 24 at 2 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Burial will follow at Pleasant Springs Cemetery. Family visitation will be held on Monday, September 23 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.