James Robert Forbis, age 63, passed away at home in Yuba City, California, on Friday, February 24, 2017. The cause of death was heart related.
He was born October 7, 1953, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to Maurice and Lola Fay (McGinley) Forbis. He spent his early years in Rock Port, Missouri, where he attended High School and was very active in football. Over his lifetime he gained a great eye for photography and a love for classic cars, vintage motorcycles, and everything else that burned gas at extreme gallons per mile! Also he took time off for an occasional round of golf.
James worked at atomic power plants all over the United States. In 1975 he married Glenna Mueller in Scappose, Oregon. They became the parents two children, Jenny and James.
James continued traveling to power plants finally settling in Yuba City working for the PG&E gas company.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Survivors include his fiancé Betty Dorough, Yuba City, California; sister and brother-in-law Carolyn and Charles Taylor, Blue Springs, Mo.; daughter and son-in-law Jenny and Rich Hoerauf; and son James Forbis, granddaughter Jaylynne Hoerauf and grandson Carter Hoerauf all of Scappose, Oregon. He leaves many cousins and a niece and nephews who will miss his engaging personality as well.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 11, at the Roberson-Polley Chapel, 403 N. Hundley St., Albany, Mo. Burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery north of town. Visitation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday evening March 10.
Memorial contributions are welcome and should be mailed to Grandview Cemetery Association, 211 S. Polk St., Albany, MO 64402.