ST. LOUIS - Linley Wayne Forbis, 79, formerly of Sikeston, died at 10:45 a.m. Jan. 10, 2005, at his home.
Born Jan. 27, 1925, in Holts Summit, son of the late Fred M. and Hester Windsor Forbis, he was a diesel mechanic for the Bi State Machinery Company in St. Louis and member of the Kirkwood Baptist Church. He served with the U.S. Army in World War II and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
On Nov. 24, 1949, in Sikeston, he married Virginia Vaughan who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, John and Mary Forbis of St. Louis; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Gary Troup and Sally and Jimmy Poole of St. Charles; two brothers, Glenn Forbis of Sikeston and Leo Forbis of Paducah, Ky.; and five grandchildren, Matthew Forbis and Timothy Forbis of St. Louis and April Troup, Katie Troup and Joshua Poole of St. Charles.
One brother, Lloyd Forbis, preceded him in death.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston. Dr. Scott Stearman, pastor of the Kirkwood Baptist Church, will officiate.
may be sent to
American Parkinson's Disease Association
APDA Greater St. Louis Chapter
Campus Box 811
660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Kirkwood Baptist Church
211 N. Woodlawn
St. Louis, MO 63122