Jack Forbes, Jr.

February 27, 1962May 31, 2018

Jack Forbes Jr. (Jacky) was born in Columbia, MS on February 27, 1962 and passed away on May 31, 2018 at home in New Orleans. Jack was passionate about architecture and design, having received a BFA in Interior Architecture and Environmental Design from The Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles in 1987, and a Master of Architecture degree from Tulane University in 1993. In 2005 Jack formed Bockman Forbes Design with partner, Brian Bockman. A talented actor, he received a Master of Acting degree from The Actors Studio in New York in 2001. Jack loved traveling, cooking, reading, and writing. His first original screenplay entitled “Finding Justus” is based on his early life in Southern Mississippi and time spent in New York City. A skilled painter, photographer, and gardener, Jack’s latest accomplishment was the creation of “King Bee Honey” from his orchard in Mississippi. He was also an avid art collector and fluent in several foreign languages. His boisterous laugh, sense of humor, and charisma are undeniable and unforgettable. His sparkling eyes, magnificent chestnut hair, and mischievous smile brightened every room he entered. He was a champion for all of his dear friends – a kind, honorable, loving and loyal confidant. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Forbes; his mother, Iris Ford Forbes; and brother, Kevin Forbes. He is survived by his partner, Brian Bockman; his brother, Ronald Forbes (Ronny); two nieces, Jennifer Loren Forbes, and Nicole Forbes McKenzie; two nephews, Ronald Jason Forbes, and Kevin Hunter Forbes; and countless friends around the world. Relatives and friends are invited to attend memorial services at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1300 Church Street in Columbia, MS on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 3:30pm. In addition, a celebration of life will be held at the Napoleon House in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA Friday evening, June 15, 2018, at 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Marion County Museum and Archives, 200 Second Street, Columbia, MS 39429: Note Jack Forbes Jr.; McCallie All-Boys Private Boarding School, 500 Dodds Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37404; or the Robert Brady Museum Foundation, Cuernavaca, Mexico, C/O: Merrill Lynch, Attn: Lisa McAdam, 2100 Ross Avenue, Suite 1000, Dallas TX 75201.


  • Jack Forbes, Sr., Father
  • Iris Ford Forbes, Mother
  • Kevin Forbes, Brother
  • Brian Bockman, Partner
  • Ronald Forbes, Brother
  • Jennifer Forbes, Niece
  • Nicole McKenzie, Niece
  • Jason Forbes, Nephew
  • Hunter Forbes, Nephew
  • and countless friends around the world

  • The Marion County Museum and Archives
  • .; McCallie All-Boys Private Boarding School
  • Robert Brady Museum Foundation, Cuernavaca, Mexico


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Friday, June 15, 2018

Jack Forbes, Jr.

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