OBITUARY

Jasper FORBES

September 12, 1938April 20, 2019

Jasper Douglas Forbes, 80, of Charlotte, NC, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Dixie; and their four children, Kim (Mark) Bumgarner of Stanley, NC, Steve (Jody) of Denver, NC, Beverly (Jeff) McClure of Sherrills Ford, NC, Torri Forbes of Mooresville, NC. and many grandchildren and great grandchildren that he adored. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters; Ray, Jerry, Ada and Judy. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Vennie and Brenda. Jasper was a gracious man that gave of his time often. He spent many years as a volunteer for the West Mecklenburg Optimist Club. He also was a dedicated servant to the Lord with his work with The Promised Land. He met many, many friends during his years, whether through church, hobbies or selling office supplies on the streets of Charlotte. Up until his health had started to decline, you could find him on a golf course with his usual foursome of nearly 40 years, or having coffee at the Waffle House every afternoon, which after retirement, turned into coffee midmorning with his buddies. Over his life he made an impact everlasting, such a kind and gentle soul, that will be missed by so many. Please join the family in celebrating his life on Thursday, April 25, 2019, with receiving friends at 11:00 am followed by the service at 12:00 pm at Durham Memorial Baptist Church on Toddville Road in Charlotte, NC.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, April 25, 2019

Memories

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Beverly McClure

April 25, 2019

This is one of my most special memories of Daddy. He used to drive up on Fridays and sell golf clubs out of his van in the parking lot of my store in Denver. Then he would pack up and head to my house for lunch. We would talk about the people he met that morning while selling them a club...and so many to this day, still ask about him. Skyler was a baby and would love to see her grand daddy pulling up the driveway. I don’t remember him ever missing a Friday. We love you Daddy and we’ll have those lunches again one day in Heaven. ❤️

Vickie and CB Martin

April 24, 2019

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Hollie has spoken of her wonderful granddaddy often and shared what a very special man he was. Precious memories to be cherished!!!!!
Our love,
C.B. and Vickie Martin

Kim Bumgarner

April 23, 2019

My daddy was the best husband, uncle, granddaddy, friend, and most of all...daddy!! He taught us to budget money, be respectful of others, speak kind words, fuss when necessary, NOT to think (haha), and most of all to love! He taught us Jesus is always there for us and he was so excited to go home to him. Although we will miss him terribly, we celebrate that he is with our Lord....probably running those 5 miles he said he was gonna run his first day in Heaven. Thank you for everything you did for me while you were here with us. I look forward to seeing you again!! Until then I’ll remember your last words to me: “I love you!” And I’ll remember that little knowing wink you gave me that said “I’m gonna be just fine!” I love you too daddy!!

Steve Forbes

April 23, 2019

So so many. He was amazing father. He started to teach me golf around age 5. We would go to Lakewood and I begged him to let us get a cart. It was usually no, we needed to save our money for a hunny bun and a drink at the turn. I told him one day I would hit a drive further than him and that day finally came. I remember him acting like he was mad, but he was really happy. He was always there for me in life, for all of us. I already miss you dad and can’t wait to see you again in heaven. ❤️

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY