Elwon W. Forrest of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Wednesday, August 5, 2020, in Waldron, Arkansas. Elwon was born March 21, 1939, to John and Myrtle Forrest in Blansett, Arkansas. Elwon was 81 years old.
Elwon was a retired 20 year veteran of the United States Air Force. He was also a long time member of the Temple Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. He faithfully served as a member of the Gideons International.
Elwon leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Lin of the home, two great grandchildren, Destin and Dakota Williams of the home, one daughter-in-law, Tammy Forrest of Waldron, Arkansas, one stepdaughter, Melanie Tanner of Winfield, Arkansas and one stepson, Dale Tanner of Winfield, Arkansas. Elwon will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Angie Forrest, Matthew Forrest, Adam Forrest, great grandchildren: Akira and Aiden, and step grandchildren: Chance Tanner, Megan Rogers, Tanna Rogers, Krystin Hutchens, Kallie Tanner, Tatum Thrasher and Trista Davis, as well as 8 step great grandchildren and one brother Everett J. Forrest of Waldron, Arkansas one half brother, Andy Forrest of Mena, Arkansas. Elwon will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends and loved ones.
Elwon was preceded in death by his parents, John and Myrtle Forrest, his first wife, Ada Lee Forrest, one son, Charles Russell Forrest and one sister, Clara Forrest Avants and four half siblings.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.
During these trying and difficult times, we must follow the guidelines we have been given to do our part to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Family and friends are welcome to attend the service but everyone must wear a mask and maintain a social distance of 6 feet apart.