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James Douglas Forbes

February 15, 1941 — June 29, 2020

Cpt. James Douglas Forbes (Ret) of Albertville, Alabama passed away at the age of 79, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He grew up in Huntsville, AL. Jim accomplished the level of Eagle Scout while attending Huntsville High School. After graduating from MTSU in Murfreesboro, TN, he was a commissioned into the US Army where he served in Korea and was honorably discharged as a Captain after service.

He worked as an environmentalist for the State of Tennessee until his retirement. Jim was a lifelong learner and was interested in everything. He was a cowboy at heart and accomplished many skills such as bronco riding, fishing, hunting, carpentry and chuckwagon cooking. He not only professed to be a Christian; he lived his life as one. He served as an Elder in the Cowboy Church and a beloved member of the North Alabama community. Jim was uncompromising when it comes to honesty, fairness and generosity. He has a wicked sense of humor and was a skilled story teller.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sandra Scott Forbes, of Albertville, AL, sister Lyn (Marilyn) Forbes Lawrence of Orlando, FL, sister Carol Ann Warford of Helena, MT, daughter Kristy Inglish of Murfreesboro, TN, Ashley (Chris) Hunt of Lascassas, TN, daughter Wendy (Bubba) Griffin of Guntersville, AL, James Scott Woods (Kathy) of Lewisburg, TN, along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted on Friday, July 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at Lone Oak Cemetery. Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home staff strongly recommend to adhere to the CDC guidelines on social distancing and facial covering.

In addition to flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Cowboy Church of Marshall County
PO Box 1233, Albertville, AL. 35950

Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.
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