Hubert Lee Forbus, 84, of Inverness, died at home May 15, 2013. Mr. Forbus was born in Point Pleasant, W.Va., April 11, 1929, to the late Lloyd and Frieda (Jacobs) Forbus and came to this area 29 years ago from there. He was a retired mill operator for Kaiser Aluminum Company in Ravenswood, W.Va., with 26 years of service, served our country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the Hernando Church of The Nazarene. He was a former member of the Bellmead United Methodist Church for over 20 years and the Civil Air Patrol in West Virginia; additionally, he earned his private pilot's license. Hubert also enjoyed building houses and model airplanes. Hubert and Mary loved to travel and visited all 50 states and Canada during their retirement.
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He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Powell Forbus; two children, David Forbus of Pt. Pleasant, W.Va., and Zach Forbus and his wife Carmon of Inverness; three sisters, Betty Mitchell, Lafayette, La., Ruth Thomas, Finley, Ohio, and Janet Holland, Pt Pleasant, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Colton and McKenzie Forbus.
A celebration of life service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013, from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Hodges of the Hernando Church of The Nazarene officiating, followed by Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus Co., P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills FL 34464.
Chas E. Davis Funeral Home
3075 S. Florida Ave.
Inverness, FL 34450
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on May 17, 2013