William Forbes

Obituary of William Augustus Forbes

Our sweet dad, 82, passed away on December 31, 2021 from dementia and COVID related complications. Born to Carrie E. Davidson Forbes and Elton Forbes, in Norfolk, VA on February 15, 1939. He was 1 of 3 children and was the last survivor. He was predeceased by both his mother and father; brother Elton Forbes, and sister, Marjorie Forbes Williams. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Cynthia (Cindy) Stewart and son-in-law, William (Chris) Stewart and their children, Jennifer, Christian, Mikayla and Preston of Chesapeake, VA as well as, his son, Timothy (Tim) Venable, his wife Rhonda of Newark, DE, and their children, Jessica, Billy and Ashley as well as, many great grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. He is also survived by his niece, Marjorie (Tootie) Higginbotham and his nephew, George (Sam) Williams. He was a graduate of Maury High School and an Army Veteran who fought in the Vietnam war. After his time in the Army, he went to Electrical Apprenticeship School and became a Union Electrician (IBEW Local 80). He was a great man who was loved dearly and will be missed terribly. He will be buried in a private family ceremony at a later date.
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