DATELINE: KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
Darrell Mitchell Forbes, Sr.
Darrell Mitchell Forbes, Sr., 82, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on April 16, 2023 at his home. He was born in Gaston County, NC, son of the late Hugh Frank and Maudie Lou Postell Forbes and was preceded in death by his brother Dennis Forbes. Darrell served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy before spending 20 years as a mechanic and supervisor at Duplex International. In his later years, he worked at Rick's Country Store. Regulars were always greeted with a joke and a smile, and customers sometimes hung around for hours just to talk and spend time with Darrell. Darrell was a master gardner who maintained a pristine yard and garden area and grew especially delicious tomatoes and blueberries. He loved taking time to share his green thumb and horticultural knowledge, especially with his grandchildren. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and being outdoors and cherished spending time with and loving on his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a huge sports fan and coached baseball for many years. He always attended athletic events and ballgames where his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were participating. He was an avid fan of the Duke Blue Devils and Tennessee Volunteers. Darrell loved the Lord and was a longtime member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Above all, Darrell was a dedicated family man who loved to tell jokes and share laughter. He was very giving with his time and the food from his garden and was always grateful for any kindness or visits from family and friends.
SURVIVORS: Wife of 63 years: Edith Atwell Forbes of Kings Mountain
Son: Darrell Mitchell Forbes, Jr. and wife Annette of Grover
Daughter: Tina Forbes Champion and husband Mark of Kings Mountain
Siblings: Lavenie Forbes Hawk, H.F. Forbes and wife Janice, Betty Forbes Brewer, and Dewey Forbes and wife Phyllis, all of Anderson
Grandchildren: Dustin Forbes and girlfriend Jessica Panther of Grover, Chelsea Champion Webster and husband Ryan of Kings Mountain, Tiffani Champion Hudson and husband Andrew of Winston-Salem, Hunter Champion of Kings Mountain
Great-grandchildren: Landon Webster and Carter Webster of Kings Mountain
Darrell is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces and his special friend Rick Moore.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, April 21, 2023 at 2 PM at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Reverend Steve Taylor officiating.
VISITATION: Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Harris Funeral Home.
INTERMENT: Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Forbes' memory may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church or Veteran's Administration.
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ARRANGEMENTS: HARRIS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
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