Donald Eugene “Don” Forbes
Donald Eugene “Don” Forbes, 84, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 11, 2020 in Graham. Family visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Morrison Funeral Home. Funeral was 11 a.m. Monday, June 15, at Morrison Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside was at 4 p.m. Monday at Belvieu Cemetery in Rotan. Arrangements were under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
Don was born Sept. 20, 1935 in Fairfield, Iowa to the late Alberta (Wolfe) Forbes and Walter Enzer Forbes. He married Dortha Rector, Dec. 20, 1975 in Amarillo. Don was an ordained Minister, having attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He served as a bi-vocational pastor/teacher on the reservations in Idaho and Utah. He then continued his teaching career in Texas, culminating 45 year of service in public education. Don and Dortha moved to Graham in 1986 from Dallas and are members of First Baptist Church Graham.
Survivors include; wife, Dortha Forbes of Graham; daughter, Robin Salazar and husband Danny of Plainview; brother, Larry Forbes and wife Diana of Piermont, N.H.; brother-in-law, Maurice Hodges of Hillsboro, Iowa; sister-in-law, Martha Goad and husband Genoa Goad of Breckenridge; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Don was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Joyce (Forbes) Hodges.