Ronald Eugene Forrest Sr.

December 23, 1933June 17, 2014
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Ronald E. Forrest Sr., 80, of Louisville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 17, 2014. He was born December 23, 1933 to the late Eugene and Pauline Huffman Forrest. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Schnell.

Ron is survived by his wife of 58 years, Norma Forrest, a daughter, Julie Clark (Bobby) and a son, Ronald Forrest Jr. (Debbie), seven grandchildren: Diana, Chris, Stephanie, Jenny, Erica, Jeff and Kristina, seven great-grandchildren: Chase, Cody, Casey, Everett, Brody, Abbey and Anthony, a sister, Barbara Sangalli (Gene), a brother, Larry Forrest and son-in-law, Mike Schnell (Laura)

A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Chapel, 4400 Bardstown Road, with interment to follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Bellwood Presbyterian Children’s Home and Alley Cats Advocates.


  • Visitation Friday, June 20, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 21, 2014

Ronald Eugene Forrest Sr.

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Joe and Marilyn

June 22, 2014

Norma, Julie and Ronnie:
We will miss our good friend Ron. He was "special" to us. We have a world of good memories that will last us forever.

Leah and Judd Levy

June 20, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Julie. I had the greatest respect for your Dad, he was a very strong person and loved his family so much. Rest in peace Mr. Forrest.

Walter Bradley

June 20, 2014

On behalf of the Lanier Worldwide family may Ron rest in peace.

Julie Walker

June 19, 2014

Julie we are so saddened and sorry for the loss of your Father. I remember so many stories you have told about him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to and your family.
Julie & Kenny Walker

lisa welch

June 19, 2014

so sorry to hear about your dad Ronnie god bless you and your family love lisa n johnny welch

Bonita Embry Coots

June 19, 2014

Dearest Norma, Diana, Chase, and Julie,
Dan and I are so saddened with the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. I wish I had the words to console you. I can however assure you, "When life closes a door, God always leaves a window open"...
Cherish the numerous unexpected thoughts, visions, sights, sounds, and scents that will take you back to special moments and memories. These are truly the gifts of God's love!
God Bless You,
Bonita and Dan Coots

June 19, 2014

Ron, Julie and Norma,
My heart goes out to you.

Debbie (Morgan) LaFollette

Betty Young

June 19, 2014

Norma Julie and Ronnie..So sorry for the loss of Mr. Forrest..i know your hearts are breaking..prayers to you and your family..