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In Loving Memory
Luther B. Forrest
Aug. 20, 1945 Nov. 24, 2011
Service to be held:
Saturday, December 3, 2011
A.M. Marks Chapel
Marks Funeral Home
Pastor Derrick Lewis II
Luther B. Forrest was born August 20, 1945 to the late Joe and Ettie Lee Forrest. He was the first born to this great union. His father and mother, a baby sister Rose Ann, wife Jean and stepson Roderick preceded him in death. Luther departed this life on November 24, 2011 in his home in Magnolia, AR.
Luther was baptized and professed his hope in Christ at an early age at Mt. olive Missionary Baptist Church in Magnolia, AR. Luther was married to the late Ruby Jean Forrest in August of 1986, and to this blessed union one child was born along with three stepchildren. As an adult Luther along with his wife Jean joined The Greater Parkside Church. Luther, for a time, held a position in the Magnolia Independent School District while living in Magnolia, and worked for the Richardson Independent School District up until his illness in 2006.
Luther leaves to cherish his memories two daughters, Ashley Forrest and Kim Dodson both of Dallas, TX, along with three grandchildren, Keno Dodson of OK, Xavier Nelson and Xaria Latham both of Dallas, TX. One son Kelvin Dodson (Bessie) of Dallas, TX; three brothers, Miner "Jack" Biddle and Willie Lee Cooper (Glendora) of Magnolia, AR, Harold Ray Forrest (Zelma) of Dallas, TX and four sisters, Mary Keener (Emmitt) of Arlington, TX, Pearlie Forrest (Lee Edwards) of Dallas, TX, Linda Hardiman (Hawk), and Sara Johnson (Fred) both of Magnolia, AR. Luther also has one daughter from a previous union, Deidra Forrest and three grandchildren. He leaves one aunt, Alley Mae George. He also leaves to cherish his memories a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and an immense amount of family and friends.
Also special thanks from Luther and the family, to his niece Bobbie Ann Miller, for taking on the responsibility of caring for him through out his illness, and for loving him and keeping him encouraged.