COLERAIN, NC – Perry Baker Forehand, age 75, died on March 18, 2017, on the farm where he grew up and loved.
Perry was born in Bertie County, NC, on September 8, 1941, a son of the late William James and Thelma Perry Forehand. In addition to his love of farming and gardening, Perry loved to hunt and fish, and loved to help others in any way he could, but most of all, he loved his family.
Besides his parents, Perry was preceded in death by a daughter, Penny Forehand.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Delores Willoughby Forehand, his daughter, Linda Forehand Fitzpatrick and husband, David; four grandsons, Christopher Perry Forehand, Timothy James McCollum, Jonathan Miller Forehand, and David Charles Fitzpatrick; two great-granddaughters, Alexia Penny Forehand and Lilian Grace Forehand; his sister, Eunice Forehand Kozak of Chesapeake, VA; and his brother, William James Forehand, Jr. and wife, Sue, of Wilmington, NC.
A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, March 20, 2017, at 2:00 pm at the Colerain Baptist Church, Colerain, NC, with Rev. Gary Saffell, officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Colerain, NC. The family will receive friends immediately following the burial in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made directly to the Colerain Baptist Church, 202 N. Main St., Colerain, NC, 27924 or online by clicking here, directly to Colerain Fire Department or online by clicking here or charity of one’s choice.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Forehand family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.