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Bobby Joe Forshee

February 14, 1939 ~ September 7, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Forshee, Bobby Joe, aka, “PaPaw”, age 84, of Franklin, entered into Heaven September 7, 2023.

(John 14: 2-3).  He was born on Valentine’s Day, 1939 in Simpson County, to parents Lawrence and Willie Richardson Forshee.  While the dates are important, the life lived between the dashes is more significant.  (Col. 3:23)

Outside of his devotion to his wife and family, his relationship with his Savior, Jesus Christ, was the most prominent aspect of his life.  He pastored numerous start up and established churches in South Central Kentucky.  Mission trips and jail visitations were an integral part of his ministry.

Days before he entered Hospice, he was asked what topic he would preach, and his strong response was “Jesus is coming back!”.

Survived by his wife of 63 years, Beverly Trimble Forshee, son, Jeff (Bethany) Forshee, daughters Denise (Gregg) Groves and Rhonda (Carmon) Teachey; grandchildren Rachel and Samuel Forshee, Heather (Jonathan) Truelove, Lindsey Sampson, Jesse Groves, Abigail (Zack) Schaberg and Jordan Teachey; great-grandchildren, Addie Groves, Marley Truelove, Kingston Truelove, Zylar and Koda Sampson, Embriella, Hensliee and Harper Groves; a brother, Jerry (Tracey) Forshee, sister-in-law Catherine Forshee and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 3:00 with Bro. John Rushing, Bro. Carl Fruedenthal and Bro. Weston Smith officiating.  Visitation and services will be held at Gilbert Funeral Home in Franklin with visitation from 1:00 until start of service.

Active pallbearers will be Bryan Forshee, Samuel Forshee, Jesse Groves, Barry Richardson, Chris Richardson and Carmon Teachey.

Interment will follow in Sulphur Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 5594 Prices Mill Road, Adairville, KY, 42202.

Special thanks to Dr. Robert Wesley and staff, Village Care Living and Hosparus Health for their care and compassion.

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September 10, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
325 West Cedar Street
Franklin, KY 42134

Celebration of Life
September 10, 2023

3:00 PM
Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
325 West Cedar Street
Franklin, KY 42134

Interment following funeral service
September 10, 2023

Sulphur Spring Cemetery
2504 Sulphur Spring Church Road
Franklin, KY 42134


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