I very much regret this huge loss and feeling the pain his family are going through, I want to share the hope that very soon "will be a resurrection from God", as the Bible tells us in Acts 24:15. Courage and strength to all your family at this painful time. www.JW.org
—Gerardo, Kissimmee, FL
James W. Forbus, born February 7, 1935, passed away on January 19, 2015. He was born in Henderson, Texas and graduated from Kilgore High School. He attended the University of Texas for one year before joining the United States Air Force.
Jim’s time in the Air Force shaped the person he became throughout his live and he was known to regale his youngest grandchild with great tales of his adventures and his fascination with all things military.
Jim moved to Houston after his time in the Air Force and married the love of his life, Barbara. He worked initially in the “oil patch” and settled into a 30+ year career in the lab of then USI Chemical which later became Quantum Chemicals.
Jim was a member of the Masons and the Order of the Easter Star and enjoyed his years of service to both organizations.
Most of all, he was a great husband, father and grandfather who cared passionately for his family and one of the kindest people in the world.
Jim was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara, his parents, sisters and one grandchild, Gary Sivey, Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Sims and her daughter, Lily Pando, his daughter, Kathy Sivey and her husband Gary and their daughter, Erica Gavin and her husband Tim.
Special thanks to the caregivers at Brookdale Plaza Galleria and Brookdale Place at the Heights. Their kindness and care brought peace and comfort to his final years.
The family is hosting a private burial in Hext, Texas. Memorial donations may be made to : Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, ATTN: Voluntary Service, 2002 Holcombe Blvd., # 2A-104, Houston, TX 77030. Please note: In memoriam for James W. Forbus and donate to GP 9006 (patient services).