Linley Forbis

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Linley Wayne Forbis, 79, of St. Louis, formerly of Sikeston, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at his home.

He was born Jan. 27, 1925, in Holts Summit, Mo., son of Fred M. and Hester Windsor Forbis. He and Virginia Vaughan were married Nov. 24, 1949, in Sikeston.

Forbis had been a Diesel mechanic at Bi State Machinery Co. in St. Louis. He was a member of Kirkwood Baptist Church in Kirkwood, Mo.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Survivors include his wife; a son, John Forbis of St. Louis; two daughters, Jane Troup and Sally Poole of St. Charles, Mo.; two brothers, Glenn Forbis of Sikeston, Leo Forbis of Paducah, Ky.; and five grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston, with Dr. Scott Stearman officiating.

Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.