Gerald “Jerry” Lee Forbes

Gerald “Jerry” Lee Forbes, 63, of Gray Court, husband of Leticia Fontillas Forbes, went to be with the Lord, Monday, May 3, 2021.

Mr. Forbes was born in Cadillac, MI to Annalee Vandenboss Forbes and the late Gerald Theadore Forbes. He was a retired US Navy veteran and was a former employee at Lockheed Martin for 17 years.

Surviving, in addition to his wife and mother, are three sons, Jerry Lee Forbes and wife Kayla, Joe Forbes and wife Kaitlan and Randy Forbes and wife Dalena; four daughters, Charlotte Sanchez and husband Rob, Anna Guitreau and husband Matt, Mary Ann Lusk and husband Brian and Susan Forbes; thirteen grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters.

A Celebration of Life, with Military Honors, will be 11:30am Sunday, May 16, 2021 in the chapel of Cannon-Byrd Funeral Home. 

Condolences to the family of Gerald “Jerry” Lee Forbes

  • Robin E Mosher
    3 years ago

    Little brother, how do we go on without you?
    We will cherish every memory.
    We will love and support Letty and your kids.
    We will never forget you.
    I love you.

  • Annalee Forbes
    3 years ago

    Oh my son, I love you so much. So glad you spent a month with us up north families last year. Gonna miss your jokes and comments. We knew you were very sick when you quit doing that. I will always be there for Letty and my grandkids and great grand kids. Rest In Peace and I will see you again. Love Mom

  • Dalena Forbes
    3 years ago

    Jerry, from the minute Randy brought me home you treated me like a daughter of your own. Something I will never forget. You made me feel loved and valued. You supported me through all the struggles of parenthood and took care of my children when I needed the help or a break. I will especially remember the summer of 2018 fondly, a time where we spent the days together taking care of the chickens and working out in the yard, when everyone else was out working. I will miss you more than you would have ever guessed. So will Charlie, Teddy, and Ollie. Love you so so much.

  • Donna Phillips
    3 years ago

    My dear brother Jerry, Our hearts are so broken from losing you. The childhood memories keep filling my mind and heart making me laugh and cry. You would be so proud of your family on how they came together and took such good care of you with love and compassion. They learned it from you, a loving husband, father and grandfather. I love you Jerry. You are forever in my Heart

  • Sherri Myers
    3 years ago

    So very sorry for your families loss. May you all be wrapped in God’s comforting arms and your memories warm your hearts.

  • Colleen Peterson
    3 years ago

    Jerry I’m ever so sorry we couldn’t get together this past summer. I have always loved every one of you kids since the first time I babysat for you all. Maybe you can have a cold one with your dad, while you two watch over your family. God Bless you all

  • Janet Molhoek
    3 years ago

    Jerry, going to miss your trips back to Michigan. I was so happy to have been able to meet your loving wife Letty and some of your children a few years ago. So long my dear friend. May God be with your family in the weeks ahead.

  • I am saddened with your loss, ma’am Letty… How I wish I am still able to meet him and tour you in Azura and Camella. I know the pain of losing a loved one. May our good Lord comfort you and your whole family with His love and promises during this extreme sadness. Extending my hug and prayers to you, ma’am Letty.

  • Lydia Amaya
    3 years ago

    Robin, my heart hurts for you and your family. My deepest condolences. Lifting you up in love, light and prayer.

  • Lani Holmes
    3 years ago

    Our deepest condolences dae Letty. You and Gerry are one of our great friends. I never forget our time together at your house that Gerry taught Chris how to speak Tagalog for the first time. It was a lot of fun and great bonding together. Thank you both for your friendship and memories together. Please know that we are here for you and the kids.

  • Sue Dunham
    3 years ago

    Robin and family..,my warmest condolences. Sad day for all of you.

  • Leah Montecillo
    3 years ago

    Our Prayers and Condolences to the Forbes Family.
    I will miss his greetings “ Hi Smiley! What’s up?”

    • Jeanette Friedman
      3 years ago

      My condolences to you and the family. May you all find peace in the memories. I’m happy I got to meet your dad he was a funny guy.

  • Serbula Naut
    3 years ago

    My condolence for all the family, especially to his wife Letty. RIP😭😭

  • Joseph Guitreau
    3 years ago

    You’ll be missed greatly! God bless!

  • Ken & Darlene
    3 years ago

    Randy and family,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all as you Journey Through the celebration of of the Life for Gerald, a son,father, brother, uncle Grandpa, and friend. Peace Ken and Darlene Ruthenbeck of Honea Path, SC

  • Our heartfelt condolences and prayers. Jerry was a kind gentle fantastic person that loved his family dearly. He will be missed.
    My thoughts are with you and the family during this time.

    • The Tate family sends their deepest condolences to the Forbes family. Although, I’ve never met Mr. “Jerry” Forbes, I found a great friend and brother through his son Randy. Brother may God’s peace and grace cover you and the family during this time of you loss of a great father who is also my brother in arms. Rest well Mr. Forbes.

  • Uncle Jerry.. you will be so missed. Your family and the closeness shared there is a testament to the loving Dad & Grandpa you lived out loud here on earth. I know that example of love was what you surely learned from your momma & daddy. I pray you’re surrounded by the arms of your daddy, cuddled up in the arms of Father God… embracing Jesus again and again.Till we meet again in Heaven❤️

  • What to say? This is a shock to me. I knew you were in bad health for a long time, but I guess I didn’t think you could go. You were there for me when I needed a friend. You were like a father to me, and you didn’t even know it. You gave me a safe haven growing up. I am grateful to God that we were able to spend time together and get to know each other as friends before you left. I’ll always love you and your family Jerry. Thank you for so much more than I can express through words.

  • Marcia Naas
    3 years ago

    May you Rest In Peace Jerry. God be with the family. You will be missed deeply.

  • I thank God for your life. We’ve never met uncle personally but you’ve shown us your kindness and love to all of us here in PH. I’m so grateful that if it weren’t you and mami letty I wouldn’t be where I am now. Thank you for making this little girl’s dream come true. We’ve never given a chance to meet here on Earth but I’ll see you in heaven! 🤍 Praying for the whole Forbes family. May the Lord’s peace and comfort be with you all in this trying times. Jesus deeply cares.

  • Randy,
    My condolences to you and your family. I see he was very loved by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Cynthia
    3 years ago

    My condolences to you and your family. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you all find comfort and strength from family, friends and God’s love.

  • Ludivinia
    3 years ago

    In the Philippines and here in the US, you welcome us warmly to your home…our visit to our cousin was always pleasant and memorable ,(from food on the table to trips to places) You accommodated our Filipino ways and respected our culture…thank you so much!.
    I remember that time I called Letty..I overheard your voice with this invitation..’ Come and visit again”.
    I promise I will be by Letty if she needs a shoulder to lean on. Rest in Peace, now Jerry. You have loving and responsible children. You raise them well. They will be okay …Meet the Lord .His open arms are waiting..

    Again, mysincerest condolences to Letty and to the bereaved children.

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