John (Jack) Knowles Forbes, 84, of Hickory, passed away, Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.
Born May 2, 1933 in Roper, NC, he was the son of the late Rufus Bradley Forbes and Margaret Knowles Forbes.
Mr. Forbes was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Jack is survived by his wife, Marita Land Forbes of the home; daughters: Karen Forbes and Bill Mattheis of Atlanta, Lorraine Forbes Barker and husband Wayne of Concord; sons: John Stephen Forbes and wife Tonya of Lincolnton, Richard Land Forbes and wife Pamela of Greensboro; brother, Brad Forbes; sister, Anne Kirkman; grandchildren: Zoe, Johnathan, Raven, Ryan, Gavin, Rachel, and Jessica; and a great-grandchild, Maddox.
The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Bass-Smith Funeral Home with military honors immediately following the receiving.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of John (Jack) Knowles Forbes.
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