1946 - 2014 Floyd James Jim Forrest, 68, of Boerne, formerly of Port Arthur, died Saturday, November 29, 2014. He was born on August 27, 1946, in Port Arthur, to Hazel Theresa Wiltz and Floyd Joseph Forrest. Jim grew up in Port Arthur and graduated Thomas Jefferson High School. He was a United States Army veteran and had served a full twenty year military career as an Army Aviator retiring in 1996 as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. Survivors include his loving wife of forty-six years, Sharon Forrest of Boerne; daughter, Michelle Hickey and her husband, Brendan, of Baytown; son, Chris Forrest and his wife, Lynn, of Harker Heights; grandchildren, Jacquelyn and her husband, Christopher; Molly; Mackenzie; Andrew; and Rachel; great-granddaughter, Isla; and sister-in-law, Brenda Chambless and her husband, Jaime, of Nederland. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Helen Landry and JoAnn Thompson. A gathering of Mr. Forrest's family and friends was held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at Broussard's, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at Broussard's, Nederland. A family graveside service will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Forrest's memory to Veterans of Foreign Wars, 710 Main Avenue, Port Arthur, Texas 77642, or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Complete and updated information may be found at :broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 3, 2014