Edwin Wallace Forrest

July 10, 1942May 5, 2021


CLAYTON – Edwin “Eddie” Wallace Forrest, age 78, passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

He was born on July 10, 1942 in Everett, Massachusetts to the late John Forrest and the late Marion MacDonald Forrest. Eddie was a Vietnam Veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Navy for 27 years as a Cryptologist and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Daniel Forrest.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Elizabeth Seraphina Forrest; son, Edwin and his wife Debbie; son Steven and his wife Jennifer; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brothers John and Paul; and sister Marion Sweeney.

On line condolences may be made to the family at:

Memorials in Eddie’s memory may be made to: American Kidney Fund at

McLaurin Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Forrest family.


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Richard Best

May 25, 2021

RIP old friend. Your legacy will continue to live on and the Sailors you taught will never forget you. Fair Winds and Following Seas shipmate. We have the watch.

V/R, Dickie Best (CNSG FMC7)

Michelle Sawall

May 18, 2021

Mrs. Forrest and family,
My sincerest condolences in the loss of Ed. He was always someone whom I admired and respected for his knowledge, insight and sound advice regarding security policy and the Department of the Navy. I worked in the Navy Security Policy office with him briefly before he retired and it was truly my pleasure to know him and especially, witness his loyalty to our service members and our great nation. May you all find comfort in many wonderful memories and the love of family and friends. May Ed rest in peace and always be in your hearts.
Michelle Sawall

Lynn & Grant Truesdale

May 12, 2021

Dear Elizabeth and family,

We moved to this neighbor just before COVID went full blown here. We didn’t know many people at all, but every time I wound see Ed & “the girls” walking (or in his golf cart) in the neighborhood, I would always make a point of going outside to the fence to see them! He was the nicest man, so kind, helpful, and friendly & I couldn’t wait for COVID to go away so we could all socialize & get to know each other better. I’m very sad I will never get this chance to sit & talk to Ed... He made a big impression on me & Grant in just a short time...
We are so deeply sorry for you, your family, & our neighborhood & will miss him so much!!!
You are in our thoughts & prayers & if you need anything, please let us know.
With Deepest Sympathy & Friendship, Lynn & Grant Truesdale

Roger Ehrman

May 12, 2021

Please accept our condolences. We are very sad to hear of Ed’s passing. Ed always had a big smile for everyone and loved to talk with neighbors and friends here in our community. I enjoyed visiting with Ed and Elizabeth over the fence outside their home sharing stories about his beloved dogs and solving all the world’s problems.
Eddie will be greatly missed. God bless Eddie and Elizabeth and their entire family.
Roger Ehrman

Mark Powell

May 10, 2021

I am so sorry to hear this. Ed always greeted me with a smile riding the dogs around in the golf cart. I had many nice chats with him in the neighborhood. He was always very friendly and he will be missed dearly.

cindy laurin

May 10, 2021

My heart is breaking you were always happy and i will remember all the family trips we took .Your smile lit up any room I Love you may you R.I.P

Danielle Martinez

May 9, 2021

Dear Uncle Eddie, you will be so missed. You were one of a kind and one of the sweetest men ever. I hope that you were able to hug and embrace papa when you reached where you were going. ♥️ Sending our love and condolences to you Aunt Elizabeth, Ed, Steven and family.
The Martinez (Dubois) family.

Raewyn Galloway

May 9, 2021

It wasn’t often that our paths didn’t cross while walking with my girls, or going for a run in ACC. Mr Forrest was always on the other end of the leashes as he walked his dogs. He was quick to offer a smile and greetings and in turn, always added a smile to my face to see him. It’s been over 6 years since we left ACC, but he still remains a warm memory of my time there. So sorry for your loss Elizabeth and family.