Kenneth Gail Forson

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82 year-old Kenneth Gail Forson of Lubbock, Texas, died suddenly Tuesday morning following an operation at Covenant Hospital. Kenneth was born in Lubbock on June 30, 1934 to Claude Hermit and Martha DyDamie, “Damie,” (Farr). He married Patsy Morris December 25, 1962, but divorced in 1977. He married the love of his life, widow Doris Jean (Beach) Elliott on January 26, 1980 in Lubbock, Texas. He was a self-taught man who never finished the ninth grade. He had a very successful career as a master carpenter, starting at age 16. Many in the Lubbock area have houses built or have remodeling and exquisite cabinetry in their homes made by him. He was drafted January 5, 1956, served as an SP-4 (Corporal) and honorably discharged November 14, 1962. Kenneth was a deacon in the United Church of God for many years until his health prevented him from serving any longer. He and his wife, Doris, were compassionate and gracious hosts to the many who visited and stayed with them. Kenneth is survived by his daughters; Katherine Gail McCready and Margaret Elaine Bosma, his grandchildren; Kenneth Ross Merriman, Katherine Renée Turner and Michael Jerry Turner, his only great-grandchild; Emma Christine Meserve, his sisters; Claudine Cowell and Joy Natalie Sanders; and his brother; Patrick Henry Forson. Kenneth was preceded in death by his dear wife, Doris, and his sister, Dorthy Louise Naler. Kenneth’s memorial service will be held September 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers with Mr. Tom Damour of the United Church of God officiating. There will be no visitation. The reception following the memorial service will be at Kenneth’s home. We are comforted by these words- We will see him again when “…the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air….” ~1 Thessalonians 4:16


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