Dwain Jerald Forbes

July 29, 1924 ‒ March 27, 2017

Bellville, Ohio

Mr. Dwain Jerald Forbes, 92, of rural Bellville, passed away Monday March 27, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dwain was born July 29, 1924 to Wade Eugene and Ethel Marie (Hazlett) Forbes in Butler, Ohio. He graduated from Butler High School and immediately joined the Navy where he served from 1943-1946 on a Liberty ship. He worked at Westinghouse in Mansfield and Galion Iron Works in Galion. The work he loved was growing crops and raising livestock on his farm near Bellville. Dwain was an active member of VFW in Bellville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, farming and watching his favorite football team on television.

Dwain attended First Baptist Church, Bellville and received many hours of enjoyment listening to hymns.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Faunda; brother,  Randall; twin brother, Dwight, and granddaughter, Joy Cook.

Dwain leaves behind to cherish his memories, his loving wife Alverta of 67 years; daughters, Gail Jordan (William) and Judy Cook (Keith); son, Jerry Forbes (Camilla); grandchildren, Robert Houser, Steven Jordan, D.J. Cook (Angela), Allison Cross (Randy), Quentin Forbes (Sarah), Justin Forbes (Heather), 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service in Dwain’s memory will take place Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home with an hour prior of visitation at 10 a.m. Pastor Bill Henderson will officiate with burial to follow at Oak Grove Memorial Park. Military Honors will be performed by the Bellville American Legion Post # 535.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Bellville at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Dwain’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • To the Dwain Forbes family….
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you today for your loss.

  • so sorry for your loss, dear Alverda, Have so many wonderful memories of Duane when he was playing basketball, all the maple syrup and so forth. praying for you and yours.

  • MY DEAR ALVERTA AND FAMILY..
    IM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND PRAY FOR ALL OF YOU DURING THIS GREAT TIME OF SORROW.
    GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU

    LINDA MAST

  • Alverta,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You and Dwain were like another set of grandparents to me growing up. God bless you and your family during this difficult time.

    With love from your old neighbor,

    Logan McClish

  • Alverta,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Just yesterday I was thinking of the beautiful memories I have of spending time with you on the farm – fresh pie, feeding the chickens, playing on the hay bales; you and Dwain truly created an incredible place for me to experience the joys of nature and husbandry – for that I am forever grateful.

    Much love

  • So sorry for your loss Jerry was a good friend of my son Bill Hope my condolences to all the family

  • Alverta and family,
    Our condolences to you all. We have good memories of our fellowship times in Card Club.

  • Judy and Keith, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Thank you to everyone who honored Dad at the funeral. Dad greatly enjoyed the friends, neighbors and relatives in the Bellville/Butler area. I was very encouraged by many kind words.