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Funeraria del Angel - Memorial Holly

3442 Holly Road, Corpus Christi, TX

OBITUARY

George R Forbus

April 6, 1944July 28, 2020

George Randall Forbus, 76, of Corpus Christi, TX passed away July 28, 2020.

He was born on April 6, 1944 in American Fork, Utah.

Randy was married to his high school sweetheart Patty for 57 years. They endured Randy’s three tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Marines in the early years of their marriage. After being honorably discharged from the military he worked for locally owned businesses in Corpus Christi including Mike Shaw Ford. Randy was a beloved member of the local AA community and celebrated 30 years of sobriety. While working at the AA Intergroup office he created the business model for the intergroup which is still used today 13 years after his retirement. He was a “strong, wise and kind man with a gentle sense of humor.” He sponsored and helped countless people in AA. In his retirement years he enjoyed doing Civil War research, family genealogy and studying the lives of saints. He loved spending time with his family, quoting from his favorite films, and telling “Sea stories” from his military career. He had a deep devotion to his Catholic faith and was proud of his Scottish heritage. “Suddenly you were gone from all the lives you left your mark upon.”

He served honorably for the U.S. Marines with numerous awards and commidations from 1961-1977.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Teague Hudson; father, Owen Forbus and brother, Charles Baker.

He is survived by his wife, Delores Forbus; brother, Jerry Owen (Mary) Forbus; sons, John Forbus (Paula), Jerry Forbus (Linda) Stephen Forbus (Gina) and daughters, Joanna Spinney (Donnie) and Debbie Salazar (Orlando); 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Cathedral. Interment will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FunerariaDelAngelMHolly.com for the Forbus family.

  • FAMILY

  • Dorothy Teague Hudson, Mother (deceased)
  • Owen Forbus, Father (deceased)
  • Charles Baker, Brother (deceased)
  • Delores Forbus, Wife
  • Jerry Owen (Mary) Forbus, Brother
  • John Forbus (Paula), Son
  • Jerry Forbus (Linda), Son
  • Stephen Forbus (Gina), Son
  • Joanna Spinney (Donnie), Daughter
  • Debbie Salazar (Orlando), Daughter
  • Mr. Forbus also leaves behind 7 great grandchildren.

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Services

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, August 6, 2020

  • Interment

    Thursday, August 6, 2020

Memories

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Richard Kemp

August 2, 2020

I never had the pleasure to meet Randy I have heard many great stories about Randy from his brother in-law JESS HAMILL.
RIP MY BROTHER IN ARMS
RICHARD KEMP

Betty S. Limon

August 2, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the Forbus family.

We will miss seeing Randy at Sunday mass. He was there for God and his family.
May he have eternal rest.

Betty, Rudy Limon and Family

Michael Pumphrey

August 2, 2020

Spending time with my cousins in Austin when we were kids, I still remember playing “Marines” in the garage of the old house on Brazos Street. Wonderful memories.

Sue spill

August 2, 2020

We spent many fun filled days playing as children. I will miss him so much

Cindy Pumphrey

July 31, 2020

Dear Forbus Family - Cousin Randy and I have had a lot of fun sharing genealogy discoveries through the years. He was kind enough to go to Mathis cemetery to photograph the headstones of my great grandparents and send them to me.
He was so proud of his family, you kids especially. He shared pictures with me of his sons in their Kilts! His love for you all was so strong, I hope that brings you comfort as you morn his loss.
Rest in Peace Cuz!
Regards,
Cindy Pumphrey

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