Bernard Francis Forte Sr.

January 16, 1925January 3, 2019

Bernard Francis Forte, Sr. born in Nashville, Tennessee on January 16, 1925, passed away on January 3, 2019. Bernard was a graduate of Father Ryan High School, served in the U.S. Navy, and retired from Cummings & Co.

Bernard is preceded in death by parents, Henry F. Forte and Anna Louise Seibert Forte; wife, Margaret Burns Forte; sister, Mary Agnes Forte; brother, Henry S. Forte; nephew, Jeffrey Embry; and niece, Cherrie Forte Farnette.

Bernard is survived by son, Bernard Forte, Jr. (Sharon); daughter, Rebecca Medlen (Larry); sister, Theresa Embry; brothers, Emmett Forte (Peggy) and Don Forte (Ida); grandchildren, Justin Medlen (Kristin) and Jared Medlen (Lynette); and great-grandchildren, Reed Medlen, Brooks Medlen, and Wallace Medlen.

Justin Medlen, Jared Medlen, Bill Forte, Chris Forte, Ed Burns, and Jimmy Mitchell will serve as pallbearers.

Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church with a one hour visitation held prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Hospital.


  • Visitation Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 7, 2019

Bernard Francis Forte Sr.

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Vic Lineweaver

January 6, 2019

Prayers to the Family!

Vic Lineweaver

Marcia Finlay

January 5, 2019

Mr. Forte can be best defined by the word integrity - a man of honor and dignity who certainly impacted many lives. His sweetness and kindness was evident to anyone who knew him.
With love, Marcia and Tom