Patsy Forbes

  • Patsy Forbes

HICKORY N.C.—On Saturday, October 3rd, Patsy Forbes, lov-ing wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away at the age of 77.  Patsy was born in Spruce Pine, NC on October 29th, 1942.  At the age of 15, she married the love of her life, Burl Forbes and spent the rest of her life with him and her three sons in Hickory, NC.  Her greatest accomplishments in life were raising her sons and spoiling four granddaughters as well as two great-grandchildren.  She loved Carolina Panthers football, shopping, and spend-ing the holiday season with her family.

 Patsy was known for her loyalty, strong and protective demeanor, and infectious smile.  She is preceded in death by her father, Jack Pittman, her mother Nell Pittman, and her brother Jackie Pittman.  She is survived by her husband, Burl Forbes, her three sons, Joel, Jeffrey, Johnny, and Claude her daughter in laws, Patty and Wendy Forbes, her granddaughters Brandi Forbes, Katie Forbes, Riley Forbes, and Emily Schroeder and her husband Nick Schroeder and their two chil-dren, Finnley and Brenner Schroeder.

A Funeral service was held at 1 P.M. Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Catawba Funeral Home with Pastor David Daly officiating. Burial to follow at Catawba Memorial Park. A reception will follow graveside at the funeral home. 

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospi-tal at 501 St. Jude Place Mem-phis, TN 38105.

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The Forbes Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.