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Walter Gerald Forbes
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1909
Death: Sep. 2, 1968
Hutchinson County
Texas, USA

Walter G. Forbes, an employee of Weskem Corp., whose residence was at 409 W. Adams, was found dead early today in his automobile on the road from Sanford to the Sanford-Yake area of Lake Meredith.

Sheriff Hugh Anderson, who investigated at 7:30 a.m. today, said Forbes was found slumped behind the wheel of his auto, which apparently had careened off the road as it headed eastward sometime during the early morning hours today.

Sheriff Anderson said no foul play was involved. He speculated that Forbes died of an apparent heart attack.

Forbes was dead on arrival at North Plains Hospital shortly after 8 a.m. today.

Funeral services today were pending with Ed Brown & Son.

(Published in Borger News Herald, September 2, 1968)

Funeral services for Walter Gerald Forbes, 59, office manager of Weskem Corp., and longtime Borger resident, are at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church. The Rev. Joe D. Ray, pastor, will officiate.

Burial in Westlawn Memorial Park will be directed by Ed Brown & Sons.

Forbes was found dead early Monday in his automobile on the road from Sanford to the Sanford Yake Area of Lake Meredith. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Forbes was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and church treasurer. He was a member of Isom Masonic Lodge 1242, A.F. & A.M.

Surviving are his wife, Essie, 409 W. Adams; son, Clinton of Pampa; daughter, Mrs. Phillip Langen of Canyon; four brothers, Woodrow of Mt. Ida, Ark., Guilford of Mena, Ark.; Festel Goff, Mt. Ida, and Dewey Goff, Oden, Ark.; five sisters, Mrs. Clarence Gross, Vacoville, Calif., Mrs. Frank SmithMrs. Frank Smith, Mrs. Marvin Mullenix, Oden, Ark., Mrs. Earl Benham, Lamar, Colo., Mrs. Eva Black, Mt. Ida, Ark.; and six grandchildren.

Pall bearers will be: Bob Conley, Bob Hawkins, Ora Herrelson, George Green, Howard Adamson, and J.B. Massingill. Honorary bearers will be all deacons of the First Baptist Church of Borger.

(Published in Borger News Herald, September 3, 1968)
Family links: 
  William Porter Thedford Forbes (1861 - 1937)
  Melvina Lutica Fryar Forbes (1877 - 1967)
  Essie Loyd Forbes (1911 - 2008)
  Jerry M Forbes (1934 - 2007)*
  Charles Forbes (1886 - 1890)**
  Nora Forbes (1888 - 1896)**
  Etta Forbes (1891 - 1893)**
  Zema Forbes Harvey (1899 - 1967)**
  Katherine M. Goss Risenhoover (1901 - 1993)**
  Emmie Forbes (1901 - 1908)**
  Myrtle May Forbes Mullenix (1906 - 1981)*
  Willie Forbes (1907 - 1908)*
  Walter Gerald Forbes (1909 - 1968)
  Audie Forbes Smith (1912 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
Westlawn Memorial Park
Hutchinson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Garden of Beatitudes A Lot 113 Sp 3
Created by: Edith Guynes Stanley
Record added: Mar 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49035221
Walter Gerald Forbes
Added by: Edith Guynes Stanley
Walter Gerald Forbes
Added by: Edith Guynes Stanley
Walter Gerald Forbes
Added by: Edith Guynes Stanley
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