I first met Forney in 1979 when I moved to Charlotte from New York as a graduate nurse at the Orthopedic Hospital of Charlotte. As a new nurse, I was intimidated by Forney and didn't know how to take him. Over the years I grew to love him as a friend and co-worker and always admired his surgical skill. He was very down to earth and never considered himself above anyone. So many good times, I will miss his friendship deeply. It was a long struggle and I am glad he is finally at peace.