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Robert "Bobby" Hartness Forrest, Jr.

April 14, 1942 ~ January 26, 2021 (age 78)


POQUOSON – Robert Hartness (Bobby) Forrest, Jr. passed away on January 26, 2021.  He was born on April 14, 1942 in Hampton, Virginia.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Virginia Lewis Forrest and Robert H. Forrest, Sr.; grandparents, Effie and Herbert Lewis, Mary and Claytor Forrest, and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  
He is survived by his wife Carol Messick Forrest; a son Robert Brian Forrest and a daughter, Melanie Forrest Baldwin (Gary); four grandchildren, Katie Forrest, Matthew Forrest, Megan Baldwin, and Amy Baldwin Walker (Brent); and two aunts, Alice Tripp, and Sarah Morrison (Tom) and many other family members and friends.
Bobby loved getting together with his family to enjoy dinners and all other special family events.   He enjoyed talking to anyone who would listen about different topics such as sports, Civil War, or World War II.  He loved to attend the Poquoson High School baseball, football, wrestling, and softball events.  He enjoyed going to the William & Mary football games and walking around Colonial Williamsburg. His PHS 1960 classmates and other buddies were especially important to him and he enjoyed getting together with them whenever he could. 
A special thank you goes to the Medi Home Health and Hospice Group and to Anntione Greene for their thoughtfulness and excellent care. 
A private graveside service was held at Parklawn Memorial Park. 
Memorials may be made to the Poquoson Fire and Rescue Squad, 830 Poquoson Avenue or Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 831 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson, Virginia.

Arrangements and heartfelt guidance provided by Claytor Rollins Funeral Home.

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831 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson VA 23662
Tel: 1-757-868-6842

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