Grissom Funeral Home and Crematory

803 Emmett Street, Kissimmee, FL


Nathaniel Forrest

23 March , 192228 October , 2019

Nathaniel (Nat) Forrest, 97 years old, went home to be with the Lord October 28, 2019. He was a resident of Good Samaritan Village in Kissimmee Florida for the past 12 years.

Nathaniel was born March 23, 1922 in Liberty, MS and previously lived in Sebring, FL and Ponchatoula, LA.

Nathaniel served in the US Navy during WWII aboard the USS Copahee. Following his service he graduated with a degree in Agriculture from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.

For many years he worked as a salesman and sales manager at Dixie Motors in Hammond, LA. He was an avid runner and bicyclist. After retirement he spent many years doing genealogy research and organizing family reunions.

Nat is survived by his wife of 72 years, Edna Fay (Garner) Forrest, of Kissimmee, FL. two daughters Natalie Guild, her husband William Guild of Delray Beach, FL. and Patsy McClelland, her husband Timothy McClelland of Orlando, Florida.

Grandchildren include David Guild of West Palm Beach, FL, Jason Guild of Jupiter, FL, Michael Guild, Orlando, FL. Taylor McClelland, New York City, NY, and Carrie McClelland, Orlando FL.

He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver Forrest, his mother, Carrie Forrest and brothers Wendell and David Forrest.

A memorial service will be held on November 2, 2019 at Grissom Funeral Home in Kissimmee, FL, with interment to follow in Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, MS, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the veteran charity of your choice.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, 2 November , 2019


Nathaniel Forrest

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Dotti Garner

1 November 2019

Nat and Fay were the first I met in the Garner Family when I became a Garner, they were my favorite. Nat was always so funny, honest, humble and kind.
Natalie and Patsy, I sure hate we didn't stay in touch over all the years, as we were doing. Yall had a great dad and I'm sure that loved being a PaPa! I will be praying for you all to have peace.
Would love to hear from you.
-Dotti Garner
Nat Forrest