Bobby Gene Forby, 86, of Morristown passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Morristown Hamblen Healthcare System.

He was a man of very few words, but when he spoke he meant what he said. Mr. Forby retired from Lea Industries after many years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Willie Kate Forby; his loving wife of 51 years, Brenda Kay Rucker Forby; and sisters, Barbara Barnard and Frances Taylor.

Survived by his children, Tammie Forby (John) Evans, Bobby G. (Barbara) Forby Jr. and Lisa (Sydney) Adams; grandchildren, Chris and Jasmini Evans; great-grandchildren, Jordynn and Kameron; brother, George (Pauline) Forby; sisters, Ruth Jones of Arizona and Naomi Anderson.

Family and friends will gather 2 p.m., Friday, June 18 at Hamblen Memory Gardens for a graveside service with Curtis Anderson officiating

Arrangements by: Mayes Mortuary

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