GASTONIA - Terrence "TC" Forrest of Chester County, S.C., cashed in all of his chips on Jan. 17, 2014, in Indianapolis, Ind.
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TC was a native of Gaston County, born March 20, 1955 to the late William G. "Bill" and Rose Forrest. TC lived life to the fullest and was a positive in-fluence on all he met, especially when he defeated Stage 4 Melanoma with a positive mental outlook and a cane fishing pole. During his 58 years he traveled all over the world and visited all 50 states, lived on a sailboat for 2 years and was a navigator at Carrera Panamericana Race in Mexico for a week in 2007. He was a master carver and painter, as well as a gentleman farmer, where he jokingly raised rocks and fire ants. He graduated from Ashbrook High School in Gastonia, NC and from UNC-Charlotte with a degree in Criminal Justice, receiving many honors. He attended law school for a year at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and received a MBA from Pfeiffer University. TC was employed by International Profit Associates as a Senior Business Analyst where he received many awards for his accomplishments.
TC is survived by his soul mate, Gale Forrest, and his beloved dogs, Gracie and Bella; two brothers, Fr. William Forrest of St.
Gregory's Abbey, Three Rivers, MI and Edwin Forrest of Holy Angels, Belmont, NC; sister, Laura Mackey and husband Carroll; niece, Emma Horn and husband Jeff; nephew Stephen Mackey and partner Jessica Schuler; cousins Bob and Lin McLean; and Martha, Steve, Brad, and Ashley Lentz, as well as many dear and loving friends who are considered family.
A celebration of life service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan, 25, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church, Belmont, with visitation in the gathering area of the church from noon to 12:45 p.m. prior to the service.
Celebrants are asked not to wear black.
Inurnment will be private at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Angels, 6600 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont, NC 28012 or to the
Condolence messages may be sent online at www.McLeanFuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mr. Forrest.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 24, 2014