Charles D. "Dorman" Forrest

March 27, 1923April 23, 2013
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Funeral Services for Charles ‘Dorman’ Forrest, 90, of League City, Texas (formerly of Lufkin) will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin, Texas, with Dr. Andrew G. Pittman and Reverend Aubrey Knox officiating. Interment will follow in the Oddfellow Cemetery in Huntington. Dorman passed away on the 23rd of April 2013 in Houston, Texas. He was born on March 27, 1923 in the Salem Community of Angelina County, Texas to Charles Abney and Lillian (Davis) Forrest. Dorman grew up in Huntington, Texas where he attended Huntington High School. After high school, he secretly married the love of his life, Doris Helen Kimmey, on March 15, 1942. At age 19, Dorman crossed the Atlantic aboard the Queen Mary en route to England and WWII after joining the United States Army. He survived WWII under the leadership of General George Patton in the European Theatre Organization. Dorman served in the 520 Ordinance Company, 3rd Army, WWII. Dorman would remain separated from his new bride for more than three years while faithfully serving his country. During his service, Dorman toured England, France, Austria, Belgium, Germany, and Luxembourg. After the Allies victory, Dorman returned to the states to begin his married life with wife Helen. He attended Angelina Business College before accepting a job with Lufkin Industries. Dorman later chose a career with Bobo & Wells selling automotive parts before purchasing the company that became Forrest & Associates, Inc. in Dallas, Texas. Dorman built many fond memories with his family at his second home, Bar D Ranch, in Mineola, Texas; fulfilling his lifelong dream of owning a ranch in the country. Dorman was a member of the Lufkin’s First Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling, and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys. Dorman’s greatest moments were spent with his wife, two children and three beloved grandchildren. In addition to his parents; Dorman was preceded in death by his brothers, Murrell, Woodrow and Bobby Forrest; brothers-in-law, Doyle and Edwin Kimmey; sister-in-law, Sybil Kimmey Williams. Dorman is survived by his spouse of 71 years, Helen Forrest; son, Steve Forrest and wife Amanda; daughter Patti Siewers; granddaughters Cami Lynne Siewers, Jordan Forrest and Brooke Forrest; sister-in-law, Bobbie Lou Forrest; and numerous other family members and friends. Pallbearers will be Luis Aguilar, Olen Blake, Steve Forrest, Ray Hunt, Buddy Rush and John-Paul Russo. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bo Freeman, Don Roberts and Curtis Spivey. The family will welcome visitors during visitation from 5 -7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Gipson Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home


  • Visitation Thursday, April 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 26, 2013

Charles D. "Dorman" Forrest

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May 1, 2013

Helen, Patti, and Steve, I have some fine memories of times we spent together (including a trip to see the Rolling Stones in concert!). Lots of laughter and good times. It was always obvious how much he loved all of you and I am glad to have been included in some special times with your family. My thoughts are with you.

George Griffith

April 29, 2013

Helen, Steve and Patti
Our family will always cherish the memories of the old neighborhood. Your family was always at the center of the action.

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Janice Liese Griffin

April 27, 2013

Patti and Family--I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Please know that I am thinking of all of you.

Susan Cox

April 26, 2013

Friends: I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Forrest's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Lean on God and with His grace you will be carried through this tough time.
Love you all,

Jim & Jo Ann Ferguson

April 26, 2013

So sorry for your loss. We were neighbors in Lufkin for a while. He was a very nice man, and Helen was wonderful as well. We have fond memories.

Kenneth & Virginia King

April 25, 2013

Helen & Family,
Virginia and I have fond memories of Friendly S.S. Class events, and fellowship with you and Dorman. Please be assured of our prayerful support for you and the family at this time.
Kenneth & Virginia King

Mark Collins

April 25, 2013

Steve and Patti, sorry to hear about your Dad. I know how it feels to lose a Dad. May God be with you during this time.