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 Joseph Bernard Forshee, Jr

Joseph Bernard Forshee, Jr

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Death 6 Mar 2010 (aged 87)
Burial Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 49440670 · View Source
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Long-Time City Councilman Dies At 87
Joe Forshee Represented Northside On Jacksonville City Council For 20 Years

Joseph B. 'Joe' Forshee, Jr., 87, passed away March 6, 2010. Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, 1426 Rowe Ave.
Florida Times Union, Mar 8 2010

Joseph B. Forshee, Jr., 87, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2010. Mr. Forshee, a native of New Orleans, LA, was a charter member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1431 Broward Rd., where a Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 11:00 am with Fr. Jose Kulathinal. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at St. Patrick's Catholic Church , Tuesday, today, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM with a Rosary Service at 7:00 PM. Mr. Forshee was elected to the Jacksonville City Council in 1971 representing most of the northeast area of Jacksonville. He was elected at President of the City Council in 1981. During his service on the City Council he served on multiple committees including: Agriculture, Recreation, and Public Affairs; Finance; Charter Revisions; Rules; Urban Affairs; Zoo; Public Services and many others during his 20 year tenure on the City Council. In addition to his public service on the City Council Mr. Forshee was active in the Duval County Livestock Association as a charter member, Past President and member of the Board of Directors; the Duval County Farm Bureau; the Northside Lions Club; the North Jacksonville Knights of Columbus; the Florida Cattleman's Association; the Duval County 4-H Club; the Duval County Soil and Water Conservation Committee; the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Board as Chairman and he was elected to the Farm Service Agency Board in 2005 and served until 2008. Mr. Forshee was also owner of Forshee Farms, a producer of cattle and nursery plants; a former representative of the Jacksonville Ford Tractor Company and a Consultant for Sleiman Enterprises. Surviving family includes: his wife of 65 years, Estel Forshee; a daughter: Barbara Jo Stokes; two sons, Joseph B. (Gail) Forshee, III and Larry B. (Betty) Forshee; two sisters, Catherine Keen and Dorothy Thenoils; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The family requests those desiring, in lieu of flowers, make donations, to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1431 Broward Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32218 in his memory.
Courtesy Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home

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  • Created by: Susan
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49440670
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Bernard Forshee, Jr (5 Jan 1923–6 Mar 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49440670, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Susan (contributor 46770931) .