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Barry Douglas Forrest

Barry Forrest

June 6, 1958     ~     October 18, 2018

Corporal Barry Douglas “Doug” Forrest, 60, died peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones on October 18, 2018.

Mr. Forrest, of the Christian faith, is survived by a wife, Shelia, and three children: daughter April Turner of Glasgow; two sons Anthony “TJ” Roberts (Emily) of Louisville and Barry Forrest of Mount Washington. He also leaves behind three grandchildren: Jaxson Turner, Ayden Forrest, and William Roberts; mother Patsy Forrest of Louisville; brother, Gary Forrest (Janet) of La Grange; niece Hanna Roberts (Mason) of Woodburn; two step-brothers, Terry Price and Brian (Shellye) Price of Louisville. Several other beloved nieces and nephews, close friends, and Marine Corps Second Force Reconnaissance brothers also survive. Doug is preceded in death by his parents Hilda (Holman) Forrest and Wendell Forrest, and brother Jeff Forrest.

Doug was born June 6th, 1958 to Wendell and Hilda Forrest in Louisville, Kentucky. Growing up in Louisville, Doug enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in October 1979 and began an impressive military career. During his service, Corporal Forrest earned a spot in an elite Force Reconnaissance Unit acting as both airborne and a combat swimmer. There were only 142 Second Force Reconnaissance Marines in the entire Marine Corps during Corporal Forrest’s time of service. Wherever Marines were ordered to go, it was the job of the Second Force Reconnaissance Marines to go first and ensure that it was safe for others to land. Corporal Forrest earned the Marine Corps Parachute and Scuba Insignia and the Good Conduct Medal before his Honorable Discharge in August 1982. After his discharge, Doug worked more than 30 years at RR Donnelley in Glasgow, Kentucky until his retirement in August 2016. He then enjoyed spending time with his wife and family until his passing.

Services will be held at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral home Wednesday, October 24th at 1:00 pm immediately followed by burial with military honors at Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 10:00 am on Tuesday and 7:00 am Wednesday until time of service. Following the burial, there will be a celebration of life gathering at Park Mammoth Resort.

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12 Entries for Barry Douglas Forrest

  1. Donnie & Lori Miller says:

    Sheila & family, so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Prayers for all of you.

  2. Kerry Sowers & Family says:

    Doug, it’s been a while since we’d seen each other, but I’ve got a lot of fond memories of the Donnelley years! Rest easy my friend!

  3. Jennifer and Whitney logsdon and brad Russell says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. You’ll will be in our prayers!!! If you’ll need anything please don’t hesitate.

  4. Sandy Daniels- Gatewood says:

    Prayers and so sorry for the loss of Doug we went to high school together, I can still see that smiling face as he walked thru the halls of PRP and at class reunions since high school. RIP Doug,

  5. Paul Meredith (Catman) says:

    Prayers to the Family Well Gunny it has been real. Semper Fi Gunny Your Tour is over Stand Down for God will take over now. Been a pleasure to have known you as a coworker and Dear Friend.

  6. Joseph Ceci says:

    To Sheila, the children, & grand-children: He will ALWAYS be near-by. I will sorely miss him.

  7. 2ndForce Recon Association says:

    Sheila. Our sincere condolences. There are many who knew Doug and of his faith, courage and strength. They will always be beside you.
    Semper Fidelis

  8. Dr Robert Stambaugh says:

    You were a good man and a fine Marine. It was an honor to serve with you and to call you my friend. I am going to miss you brother. Until Valhalla…


  9. John "Duke" Ducas says:

    Semper Fi brother Doug!! You are now in Valhalla guarding heavens gate!! I will see you again just not now. Rest easy my brother as you have earned it!! Till later……

  10. John says:

    i do not know any of you all but i wanted to say that you all are in my thoughts and Prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. I know its hard to lose someone you love. I lost my mom 19 years years ago and I miss her so much but i know that she is in a better place called Heaven and is not suffering anymore. Just wanted to say that you are in my thoughts and Prayers. God Bless each and everyone of you!

  11. Alan&Kim Russell says:

    Sheila.We wanted you to know that we are here for you.Doug was a friend and will be sadly missed. If you need us for anything please call, Prayers go out to the entire family. God bless the family of a great man and keep them close. Amen

  12. Chris Jennings says:

    Thoughts and prayers for you and the entire family..