Clyde Forbes Sr

Cottage Hills |

Clyde C. Forbes, Sr.73, passed away at 4:49 am Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton. 

He was born on April 5, 1937 in Alton, IL, the son of Clyde C. and Leota (McCoy) Forbes.

He was married to Peggy Wyatt on March 17, 1955 in Carpenter, IL.  She passed away November 9, 1989.

He was a member of Teamsters Local 525 and drove for Kienstra Concrete for 25 years. 

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Diana and William Summers of Hartford, Donald and Valerie Forbes of Alton, William Forbes of Wood River, Clyde Jr. and Sandra Forbes of Wood River and Bonnie Wommack of Texarkana, TX; twenty six grandchildren; thirty two great grandchildren; a sister, Roberta Goodman of Wood River; two cousins, Tony Forbes of Indianapolis, IN and Otis Wolf of Godfrey and many loved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Donald Callahan, three sisters, Marietta Callahan, Carmelita Johnson and Beltina Forbes, two grandsons, William Mellenthin and Brian Forbes and a son-in-law, Johnny Wommack.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Friday, March 25, 2011 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.  Graveside services will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Short Cemetery in Cottage Hills with Rev. George Hartley officiating.

Memorials may be made to a Charity of One’s Choice.

Online condolences and guestbook may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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