Jeffrey Todd Forbes, 47, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, November 13, 2021, surrounded by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Guy (Skeets) and Betty Forbes, William and Lucille Franklin and nephew, Nathan. Jeff was born on May 11, 1974, in Norfolk, Virginia and grew up in Virginia Beach. He graduated from Rock Church Academy. He worked for Virginia Beach City Public Schools for almost 22 years with a title of General Maintenance, Craftsman III at the time of his death. Jeff is survived by his mother, Gladys, his father, Donald, and stepmother Cheryl, his brother Brian and wife Tammy, his brother Mark, his brother Chris and wife Amy, his brother Anthony and wife Shawna, and his brother Brad and fiancé Melanie, nephews: Brett, Micheal, Ryder, Matt, Wesley, and Josh and nieces: Hailey & Tharin and many loving uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Anyone who knew Jeff, was touched by his kindness, humor, and his willingness to give to others. He was a wonderful person that would be there for you whenever you needed him. He was one of the good ones, that truly put others before himself and loved everyone unconditionally. He had a special place in his heart for all the children in his life, whether it was teaching them how to use tools or spoiling them with trips to 7-11 for junk food. He was a pushover when they asked to go to the store for that one more toy they had to have or picking up his nephew, Micheal from school almost every day just because he didn’t want to ride the bus. Again, he would do anything for them. He was an avid, passionate and most times very animated Duke Basketball, New York Mets and Dallas Cowboys fan. Jeff was a true dog lover, with his pit bulls always being his favorite. Jeff was an amazing carpenter, who loved working with his hands. He enjoyed his home improvement shows like, This Old House, Holmes on Homes and Bob Villa. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life gathering on Saturday, November 20th at 3:00 PM at Beach Fellowship located at 1817 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach. We ask that you please wear a mask. The reception will immediately follow the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the SPCA or any animal shelter of your choosing.