Mr. David Forward
May 25, 1935 – December 1, 2018
Mr. David Forward was born on May 25, 1935 to the late Charles and Maggie Forward in Marianna, Florida. He was baptized in 1994 and became a member at New Progress Baptist Church in Tampa. There, he served as a member of the male chorus, the number one choir and as a dutiful usher. David was a dedicated heavy equipment operator for 35 years of faithful service at Acre Iron and Metal, Pinellas Park, Florida before retiring in 2002. Among his favorite pastimes were bowling, fishing and relaxing with his family. He exemplified the characteristics of fatherhood, brotherhood, husband and friend. Preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Monroe, John and Joseph and one son, Rodney. He leaves to cherish his memories: His wife of 25 great years, Callie; three sons Kenneth (Lawana), Patrick, and Anthony Speights (Heather); three daughters Helen (Rickey), Mavis (Jacky), Sophia; two brothers, Thomas (Eva Mae), Isiah (Deborah); three sisters Ludelar, (Ruben), Elouise (Otto), Margie (Alex); 14 grandchildren and a host of great grands, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who love him dearly. The family will receive friends from 6:00PM - 7:00PM Friday, December 7, 2018 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home @ Garden of Memories, 4207 E. Lake Ave, Tampa, FL 33610. A celebration of life for Mr. David Forward will be conducted 11:00 AM, Saturday December 8, 2018, at New Progress Baptist Church, 3307 E. Shadowlawn Avenue, Tampa, FL 33610. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation (see link below).
- Alzheimer's Research Foundation
- Visitation Friday, December 7, 2018
- Celebration of Life Saturday, December 8, 2018
- Committal Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
Mr. David Forward
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December 8, 2018
My first airplane ride was to Tampa, Florida in 1980.This is whenI meetThe Forward Family.My brother Rick was dating his now wife Helen,Mr.Forwards oldest daughter.
Mr.Forward was always soft spoken and kind to me.
I knew him to be a great dad and provider for his family.
I am so grateful that God allowed me to visit with him for the last time on this past Thanksgiving.
He wanted to hear the song,"Precious Memories".and it was played for him.
My brother Rick played,"I know I've been changed".
After listening to that song Mr
Forward stated:,"If that don't make you move, nothing will!"
Rest on Mr.Forward because the angles in heaven done signed your name!!!