Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 16, 2010
J. Richard Forehand, 57, of Carrsville, Va., passed away June 15, 2010. He was born in Edenton, N.C., the son of the late Ruth Perry Forehand and Melvin Spurgeon Forehand. He was also predeceased by his grandparents, John and Ella Mae Nixon Perry, whom he was very close to. Richard worked as a mechanical engineer and was a self employed HVAC-R technician.
Richard is survived by his wife of 32 years, Shirley S. Forehand; sons, Chris D. Bass, Michael R. Gomer, and John M. Williams; five grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn and Thomas Bunch, Melva and Hugh West; and nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Friday, June 18, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Nansemond Suffolk Cemetery with Chaplain Dick Dinges officiating. Friends may join the family Thursday night from 7 to 8 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3515 Robs Drive, Suffolk, Va., and other times at the residence. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Suffolk Chapter at 604 Constance Woods Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be registered online at www.parrfuneralhome.com.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Damle and staff, Dr. Archie and staff, and Heartland Hospice for the loving care they showed.