Forrest Michael Montgomery

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Forrest Michael Montgomery passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Ft. Pierce, Fla., at the age of 65.

He was born on July 2, 1948, in Lima, Ohio, to Bun and Ora Montgomery, formerly of Floyd County. He was the grandson of the late Daryus and Lula Montgomery.

He was a 1966 graduate of Ada High School in Ohio. He also attended Ohio State University and Morehead State University. He dedicated over 25 years of his life to the U.S. Air Force and was a retired Chief Master Sgt. He enjoyed listening to music (especially the Rolling Stones), exercising, gardening, renovating homes, and was an avid fan of the Florida Gators where all his children attended college. Forrest loved to travel around the world and spent time living in the Philippines and Norway with his family. Forrest was a Baptist by faith.

Forrest was a practical, determined, fair, and loving husband, father, son, and brother who always loved to laugh and joke with everyone he met. He was a friendly, curious person and enjoyed meeting new people. He always had a way of getting everyone to laugh and smile. He was always a kid at heart.

He is survived by his wife, Faye; son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Kris Montgomery, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Julie Montgomery and Paul Aquilino, of Washington, D.C.; daughter, Melissa Montgomery of Denver, Colo.; brothers Bun Montgomery, of Anamosa, Iowa, and Jeff Montgomery, of Ada, Ohio; sisters, Barbara Earl, of Nokomis, Fla., and Jackie Trautwein, of Louisville; three grandchildren, Josh, Sam and Faye; and an aunt, Thelma Pruitt, of Prestonsburg. He also had a cat named Pogee.

A memorial service with full military honors will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 in Ada, Ohio. The family would rather not receive flowers for the service. If you'd like to make a contribution, please donate to Alzheimer's research in his honor, such as the Alzheimer's Research Foundation of America or .

Published in The Floyd County Times from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2014
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