Obituary of Gerald Daniel Forbes
Gerald Daniel Forbes was born September 11, 1957, to Wilbert and Eileen Forbes in Philadelphia, PA. Jerry graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School. He received a B.A. from Asbury College in 1981, an M.A. from University of Miami in 1984 and a doctorate of higher education Administration from Indiana University in 1998.
Jerry married Nancy Grout in 1987. They have 3 sons: Daniel, who resides in Washington D.C., Stephen who lives in Hilton Head, SC and David who lives in Bartlesville, OK.
Jerry ‘s career was centered around student development. He served in a variety of roles at many institutions including the University of Miami, Asbury College, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Arkansas Tech University and East Central University of Oklahoma.
Jerry was a devoted father, a loving husband and a faithful friend. He believed in Jesus Christ and the transforming role that God had played in his life.
Jerry is survived by 5 brothers: Tim, Mike, Jim, Bob and John and 5 sisters: Patrice Curley, Maureen Forbes-Slayton, Jeanette Howell, Mary Calhoun and Jennifer Forbes-Nicotera. He was preceded in death by his parents Wilbert and Eileen Forbes
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 16 from 4 pm to 7 pm at The Island Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Friday, December 17 at 11 am at First Baptist Church with a visitation at 10:30am.
Burial will take place immediately following the service at Six Oaks Cemetery in Sea Pines.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pockets Full of Sunshine at pocketsfullofsun.org.