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James Ulysses Forrest

August 14, 1926 - July 25, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Funeral Home Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home

  • Visitation: Monday, July 29, 2019 from 4-7 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home
  • Service: Monday, July 29, 2019 @ 7 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home
  • Graveside Service: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 @ 1 PM at Mitchell Cemetery, Greenway, Arkansas
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James Ulysses Forrest was born August 14, 1926 in Clay County, AR. He was the son Edward “E.W.” Watson Forrest and Albirdy Sue Alice Jane (nee Hopkins) Forrest Eaton. He passed on July 25, 2019 at Baisch Nursing Center in De Soto, MO at the age of 92 years. He is survived by his children, Dana (William) Collier, Valdosta, GA; Mary (Jack) Atkins, De Soto, MO; and Jimmy (Patty) Forrest, Wentzville, MO; nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty Joyce (nee Gray) Forrest; siblings, Dewey Forrest, Ora Forrest, Omer Forrest, Bulah Hogeland, and Lilly Williams. James was a U.S. Army veteran during WWII. He worked as an inspector at McDonnell Douglas; and was a member of Machinists Local #837. As an expression of sympathy memorials may be made to Children’s Homes, Inc., 5515 Walcott Rd., Paragould, AR 72450 or the American Cancer Society, 4215 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108.