Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Robert M. Forrest Jr.- Resquiescat in Pace

VIRGINIA BEACH - Robert Meade Forrest Jr., 84, passed away Feb. 7, 2009. He was born March 15, 1924, in Norfolk, to the late Robert and Lillian Forrest. Bob was a businessman who owned and operated Forrest Exterminating Service. He was a parishioner at St. Benedict's Chapel where he served as a past choir director. Bob was a musician and loved to travel and ski. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 66 years, Emma Lee Forrest; sons, Robert M. Forrest III and wife Deborah, Richard L. Forrest and wife Louise, Gary S. Forrest and wife Katie, D. Keith Forrest and Paul G. Forrest; daughter, Joyce A. Strain and husband Douglas; 13 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren. A Requiem Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Benedict's Chapel followed by entombment at Rosewood Memorial Park. A rosary service will begin at 6:30 p.m. today in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, with a visitation following until 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association or the St. Benedict's building fund. You may pay condolences to the family at www.mem.com.