Oscar Ross Forsythe, 94 of Benton, Ky., died on Friday, February 8, 2019, at his residence.
Born Sunday, March 16, 1924 in Land Between The Lakes, he was the son of the late Oscar B. Forsythe and the late Hester Elizabeth (Bloodworth) Forsythe.
He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from SKW, he also worked construction. He was a member of the Calvert City Masonic Lodge No. 543 and a member of Lakeview Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Charlotte Loraine (Bridges) Forsythe of Benton; son, David Forsythe (Sandra) of Calvert City; five daughters, Kaye Darnell (Chuck) of Paducah, Faye Rudolph (Donnie) of Calvert City, Judy Doughty (Larry) of Benton, Brenda Travis of Benton, and Beth Gile of Benton; brother, Bill Forsythe of Alton, Il.; two sisters, Genone Bridges of Alton, Il., Charlene Forsythe of Paducah; 10 grandchildren, Tiffany Ives (Scott), Daniel Doughty, Cody Forsythe, Brittany Tapp (Nick), Renee Bauer (Chris), Annette Harper (Chris), Eddie Rudolph (LeeWhitney), Benji Bradley, Steven Gile (Tarryn), Shaun Gile (Taylor); 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; by a brother, Mason Forsythe; sisters, Beatrice McKneely, Elsie Faughn, Francis Eaker, Syble Trimm, and Lavada Aldridge; and a grandson, Rodney Dowdy.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Collier Funeral Home located at 211 West 5th St, Benton, KY 42025 with the Rev. Dr. Darvin Stom officiating.
Interment followed with Military Honors in Marshall County Memory Gardens, Benton.
The family received friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Collier Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Lakeview Baptist Church, 2877 Lakeview Church Road Benton, KY 42025.
This is a paid obituary.