Mr. Robert Lewis Forbes, 74

Mr. Robert Lewis Forbes, 74, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Lakeside Mausoleum of Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Thursday, from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Born on August 16, 1945 in Westfield, NY, he was the son of the late Edgar Daniel and Edna Ione Christ Forbes. He was retired from Cargill where he was a Microbiologist. Mr. Forbes was a veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Forbes was of the Presbyterian faith.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Forbes is preceded in death by his brother, Allen Forbes.

Mr. Forbes is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judy Forbes of Gainesville; children, Robert Lewis “Rob” Forbes, Jr., (Brandy) of Cartersville, and their children, Robert Lewis III (Tripp) and Clayton Taylor; Andrew Peter Forbes (Andy) of Atlanta; Megan Bezuidenhout (Riaan) of Flowery Branch, and their children,  Shelby Corrine, Soren Peter Adrian and Neels Edgar Bane; sister, Betty Hubbard (Robert) of Mt. Vernon, OH; brother, Ed Forbes (Edie) of Batavia, NY; sister in law, Jackie Forbes of Angola, NY and a number of other relatives.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or to the American Cancer Society 615 Oak St Suite B, Gainesville, GA 30501 in memory of Mr. Forbes.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.

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Evie Botha 2019-12-01 17:08:03
To the Forbes family and Bezuidenhout family. May God comfort you, in this difficult time. May He hold you, and dry your tears. Our deapest sympathy, Roelf and Evie
Rene Bezuidenhout 2019-12-01 17:27:30
Judy, Rob, Andy, Megan, grandkids and family, it is with sincere sadness that I've learned of the passing of Bob. It was an honor to have known him and called him my brother-in-law. He will be missed. Judy and family, may your tears eventually change into smiles at sweet memories. Rene.
Josh and Lori Peck 2019-12-01 18:56:00
Bob was a true gem. The quiet man who could fix anything, and who I fondly remember making some of the best wisecracks. My deepest condolences to The Forbes family, who all hold such a special place in my heart.
Patty McCartney 2019-12-01 19:25:46
Aloha Family, Bob May now let go and rest
Mike Coots 2019-12-01 19:35:25
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Janna Irvin 2019-12-02 09:02:56
My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Much love to your family.
Jacqueline Forbes 2019-12-02 09:32:05
Sorry I won't be able to see you all because of prior commitment but I will be there in thought. May God bless you during this time of loss.
Susan Brown 2019-12-02 11:35:00
Rob, I am so sad to hear about the passing of your Dad! Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!
Tiffany Worley 2019-12-02 13:51:41
I feel like I grew up in your house Megan. So many fond and funny memories with your family. I even remember that old black truck he use to work on. My heart goes out to you and your family. ❤️
carol Loyal 2019-12-03 08:38:06
Coach Forbes , Sorry to hear about your father praying for you and your family .
Brenda Roberson 2019-12-03 14:23:44
So sorry for your and your family are in my prayers.
Corrine La Rose 2019-12-03 18:31:24
My deepest condolences to you, Meganand your family
Dede deLaughter 2019-12-03 20:40:34
Judy and Family, Heartfelt sympathies as you grieve this tremendous loss. May precious memories bring you a measure of comfort.
Carolyn Swindle 2019-12-05 10:19:09
July, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Karen Forbes 2019-12-06 07:29:26
Judy and family my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Friends and memories around help you through this difficult time.
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