E. Wyatt Forrest

E. Wyatt Forrest

Friday, October 3rd, 1930 - Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
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CORDELE — Ernest Wyatt Forrest, 89, passed away on September 9, 2020, in Cordele, Ga. at Fellowship Home at Cordelia Manor. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at Sunnyside Cemetery. Social distancing and masks are recommended for those attending.

Mr. Forrest was born in Cordele to the late William Jordan Forrest and the late Pearline Selph Forrest. He is preceded in death by his son, Jeff Forrest, his grandsons: Scott Crossfield, Jeffrey Forrest, Christopher Forrest and Adam Forrest; and his brother, Rev. Billy Forrest.

He graduated from East Crisp High School. He believed in working and had worked for Pepsi, Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and was elected Sheriff of Crisp County. He was a member of the Tippettville Baptist Church.

Mr. Forrest loved music. He enjoyed writing songs and playing his guitar. In his retirement years, he played with his brother, Billy Forrest, and others at different social events, churches, and retirement homes. He had written 48 songs, mostly gospel, during his retirement. We will miss you dearly! We are proud of our Father's achievement during his life, and the work with his beautiful music. He will be missed by his family, and the many friends who loved him.

He is survived by his wife: Barbara Hodge Forrest of Cordele, Ga.; his children: Brenda Heimberger of Anderson, S.C., Terry Forrest and his wife Eulene, Melinda Roebuck and her husband Gene of Bethlehem, Ga. and Becky Forehand and her husband Scott of Cordele; his step-son: Jeff Bodrey and his wife Paige of Cordele; his brother: Kenneth Forrest of Tallahassee, Fla.; and several grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

We love you Daddy!

Online condolences may be left at Hughes & Wright Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with these arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, September 11th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, September 11th, 2020 11:00am
    Sunnyside Cemetery
    8th Avenue and Hickory Street
    CORDELE, GA 31015
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  • Interment

    Sunnyside Cemetery
    8th Avenue and Hickory Street
    CORDELE, GA 31015
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Christine Young

Posted at 01:51am
So sorry to hear of his passing. I knew him through my grandfather T.J. McMurrain. Blessings to your family.

MELBA Conner

Posted at 08:54pm
So sorry to hear of the passing of Wyatt. I really Enjoyed knowing the family and being a part of the Calvary quartet of which Wyatt sang and played his harmonica. My prayers are with all of the family.

Dr. Annette Mumphery

Posted at 10:17pm
My deepest sympathy

Rodney Thomas

Posted at 06:26pm
My dad & his brothers went to school together with Mr. Wyatt at East Crisp. I have known him all my life. When he was a State Trooper, he did me a big favor. It had to do with drag racing on cemetary road. I can't name names. I have to protect the guilty. Before that he would pull me over while driving my hot rod on 280 knowing it wasn't legal & me with no licence. The first thing he asked me was [why aren't you playing high school football?] We would chat a while then we would go. I miss those days but most of all, I miss him. I thought a lot of him. He will be missed. Prayers for the family. Rodney Thomas

Mike Dorough

Posted at 05:38pm
I remember looking up to Mr. Forrest when I was a new Christian in the youth group with Becky at Morningside Baptist Church. I learned a few years ago that my grandfather Jim Dorough had played concerts in a band with Mr. Wyatt many years ago. Becky, Mrs. Barbara, Jeff and family, be assured of God's presence and our prayers. We rejoice that his faith has become sight. "What a day, glorious day that will be!"

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