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Reed-Culver Funeral Home

117 West Delaware Street, Tahlequah, OK

OBITUARY

Tommy Lee Forrest

August 10, 1945November 14, 2019
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Funeral Services for Tommy Lee Forrest will be held on Monday, November 18th, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Reed-Culver Chapel with Brother Henry Fine officiating. Tommy’s family will receive guests at Reed-Culver Funeral Home on Sunday, November 17th, 2019 beginning at 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Tommy will be laid to rest at Rose Cemetery in Rose, OK. Online condolences for his family will reach them at www.reedculver.com.

Pallbearers include Austin Graham, Jay Steeley, Colby Panther, Curt Warren, Stevie Brickey, and Anthony Forrest. Honorary pallbearers include Bryan Stunkard, Ricardo Mendez, Gary Bass, Luther Williams, Ronnie Hendrickson, and Chuck Fine.

Tommy Lee Forrest was born on Friday, August 10th, 1945 to Euell Lee and Vivian (Eslinger) Forrest. One of five children, Tommy grew up with two brothers, Gary and Kyle and two sisters, Carol and Sherry. During his childhood, he contracted polio, a disease which left his legs weakened. This was not something Tommy would let limit his abilities. He rose above and exceeded in everything he did. Tommy attended school in Oaks and later attended NSU. He loved to work with his hands and was a skilled carpenter that built many beautiful houses for people in the area. He was a hard working’ cowboy; braking and training race horses, and owned and operated Green Country Downs horse track as well as roping arenas in Peggs and Oaks. He baled and hauled hay and operated the smoke shop in Hulbert, as well as working at the sale barn. He attained the title of ”1993 Rookie of the Year” in the Region 8 Indian Rodeo Association. He was a lifetime member of AQHA and a member of the USTRC .Gardening was a pastime he enjoyed and raised the best tomatoes in the area. When he wasn’t spending his waking moments with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, he looked forward to aggravating the ones he loved most, and was the best friend his grandkids ever had. Everyone knew, the more Tommy picked on you, the more he liked you. Tommy passed from this life at the age of 74 on Thursday, November 14th, 2019 in Tahlequah, OK, surrounded by family he loved so much. He’s guided on that long, dim, trail that stretches upward to the great Divide. May the trail take you safely home.

Tommy is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara Ann (McReynolds) Forrest, his parents and one brother, Gary Allen Forrest.

Those left to remember Tommy are his children, Dugan Forrest and wife Melinda of West Siloam, OK, Steven Glenn Forrest and wife Angela of Tahlequah, OK and Christine “Chrissy” Rogers and companion Bryan Stunkard of Coweta, OK and siblings, Kyle Lynn Forrest of Scraper, OK, Carol Thompson and husband Joel of Leach, OK and Sherry Reynolds and husband Bobby of Okay, OK. His memory lives on in his grandchildren, Dakota Forrest and companion Erica Endres of Checotah, OK, Donica Avant and husband Clint of Oktaha, OK, Wyatt Rogers and companion Hannah Lee of Durant, OK, Tyler Forrest and wife Kelsie of Hulbert, OK, Jamie Horney and husband Ethan of Leach, OK, Kayla Roberts and Colton Craig of Tahlequah, OK, Kenley Happy and wife Amelia of New Mexico, and Chance and Nicole Staneart of Arkansas, great-grandchildren, Axle Avant, Brylee Avant and Eli Avant, Taylor Ann Forrest, Tylee Forrest, Hagen Horney, Hank Horney, Zoey Craig, Zayden Craig, Hannah Happy, Henry Happy, and Weston Staneart, as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and a host of friends and loved ones.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jay Steeley
  • Colby Panther
  • Curt Warren
  • Stevie Brickey
  • Anthony Forrest
  • Gary Bass, Honorary
  • Luther Williams, Honorary
  • Ronnie Hendrickson, Honorary
  • Chuck Fine, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, November 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 18, 2019

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Kim Imhoff

November 18, 2019

Tommy was a kind man. He and Barbara were so supportive of their children. Their kindness will never be forgotten.

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