Charles "Chuck" A. Forbes, 67, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017, in Effingham, Ill.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 25, 2017, at Bethel Baptist Church, Rural Vandalia, Ill., with Dr. Ben Foxworth and Rev's. Joe Lawson and Ernest Flowers, officiating. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery, Rural Fillmore, Ill. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, August 24, 2017, and one hour prior to the service on Friday, August 25, 2017 at Bethel Baptist Church, Rural Vandalia, Ill. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, Ill., is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. millerfh.net.
He was born August 26, 1949, in Taylorville, Ill., the son of John Edward and Elizabeth Ann (Ryan) Forbes. He married Janet K. Spears, October 6, 1972, in Bloomington, Ill. and she passed away February 15, 2008. He married Jacqueline Mae Shimmin on November 26, 2011, in Glenview, Ill. He retired from Orgill after 20 years; was a farmer; member of Bethel Baptist Church and served on the board of Light House Pregnancy Service & Health Ctr., all of Vandalia, Ill. Chuck was the first one in his family to graduate from college.
He is survived by: father - John Forbes, Taylorville, Ill.; wife - Jacqueline "Jackie" Forbes, Vandalia, Ill.; sons - Doug Forbes and Christy, Vandalia, Ill. and David Forbes and Sarah, Marshall, Ill.; grandchildren - Abigail, Anna and Isaac; brothers - Mark Forbes and Debbie, Morrisonville, Ill. and Bryan Forbes and Patti, Mahomet, Ill.; sisters - Kathy Beckmier and Dennis, Humboldt, Ill. and Ronda Carl and John, Glendale Heights, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: mother; first wife - Janet K. Spears Forbes; infant brother, John Ray Forbes.