Billy Preston Forbes Sr.

NEWPORT NEWS - Billy Preston Forbes, Sr., 85, passed away on June 26, 2014. He was a Master Plumber and Pipefitter with Union 540 and served in the U.S. Army during Korean Conflict. He was also a member of Newmarket Baptist Church for many years, as well as the Army and Navy Lodge #306, and the Moose Lodge 1711. Survivors include his wife, Daisy Marie Forbes; three daughters, Debra Coombs and husband, David, Sandra Parham and husband, Bruce, and Linda Jones and husband, John, Sr.; son, Billy Preston Forbes, Jr.; Billy Forbes, III, and six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Phyllis Jackson, Norma Signs, Ruby Meeks, and Nancy Edwards; and two brothers, David Forbes, and Stanley Forbes. A visitation will be held Saturday, June 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A Graveside service is taking place on Sunday, at 1:00 p.m. in Peninsula Memorial Park, with Pastor Skip Hathaway officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Newmarket Baptist Church, 8309 Orcutt Ave, Newport News, VA 23605. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Peninsula Funeral Home
11144 Warwick Boulevard Newport News, VA 23601
(757) 595-4424

Published in Daily Press on June 28, 2014