SIKESTON - Forrest Myrick, 80, died at 10:10 a.m. Oct. 18, 2007, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born March 17, 1927, in Anniston, to the late Lean McKinney Myrick, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War, and was a drill sergeant and nuclear weapons maintenance foreman. Following retirement from the military, he was employed by Homestead in Sikeston for a number of years.
On May 6, 1953, in Bernalilio, N.M., he married Billy L. Orr, who preceded him in death on Oct. 31, 2004.
Survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Carl and Barbara Scott of Summit Hill, Pa. and Richard R. Myrick of Blythe, Calif.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Lena and Roy Farmer of Sikeston and Amanda L. Myrick of Sikeston; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Runt Myrick of East Prairie, Ronnie Myrick of Anniston and Johnny and Sherry Myrick of El Paso, Texas; one sister and brother-in-law, Lena and Sam Brown of Anniston; four grandchildren, Zachary Bolden of Toronto, Ontario Canada, Richard Cliff Myrick of Knoxville, Tenn., Rae Lynn Myrick of Camp Pendleton, Calif., Misty Houston of Knoxville and Cloie and Billy Ratliff of Knoxville; and six great-grandchildren, Keri Lynn Myrick-Hafford of Sikeston, Kendal Kaye Lynn Munoz of Cam Pendleton, Alec Ratliff and Drake Ratliff of Knoxville and Adriona Arminjo and Anthony Arminjo of Barstow, Calif.
Visitation will be from noon until time of services at 2 p.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Lowe officiating.
Following services, a private disposition of cremains will follow at a later date.