Obituary – Russell Forrest (1962 – 2018)


Russell Forrest of Elm Park, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, November 30, 2018 in Waldron, Arkansas. Russell was born April 21, 1962 in Bossier City, Louisiana to Elwon W. Forrest and Ada Lee (Tucker) Forrest. He was 56 years, 7 months and 9 days old.

Russell was a young man starting his life when he married the love of his life, Tammy Beshears in May of 1983. Together they raised their family of three children. He was a very family oriented man. Family time was precious and treasured. He was very proud and loved all of his children and grandchildren. Russell will be remembered as for being kind, honest and a very hard worker. He raised chickens for many years and then he worked for the Waldron Public School District for the last 10 years. Most people could recognize Russell by the yellow machine he drove keeping all the grounds well groomed. Russell was also a member of the NWS Volunteer Fire Dept. He had a big contagious smile and he loved life. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, listening to music and working outdoors.

Russell leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 35 years, Tammy Forrest of the home, three children: Angie Forrest of Clarksville, Arkansas, Matthew Steven Forrest of Elm Park and Adam Lee Forrest of the home and his father Elwon Forrest. Pappy will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Akira Forrest Mock of Clarksville, Arkansas and Aiden Sean Forrest of Mena, Arkansas. Russell will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends, neighbors and co-workers that were very dear to him.

Russell was preceded in death by his mother, Ada Lee Forrest.

Russell’s life celebration will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Mike Galinato officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Russell’s pallbearers will be Zackary Oliver, Bobby Cagle, Shane Owens, Gary Clepper, Daniel Stuart and Cody Parks. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of NWScott Fire Dept.

Russell’s visitation will be Monday, December 3, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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