Perry Baker Forehand

September 8, 1941 - March 18, 2017

09/08/1941 - 03/18/2017

Past Services

Monday March 20, 2017
Hillcrest Cemetery
2517 NC Highway 45 N
Colerain, NC 27924
Monday March 20, 2017
2:00 pm
Colerain Baptist Church
202 N Main Street
Colerain, NC 27924

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

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Charles & Leah Newsome
6 years ago

Our hearts and prayers go out to Delores and the family at the loss of Perry.

Corey Russell
6 years ago

Delores: Margaret & I are so very sorry to hear about Perry. You and your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers. I’m sure dad was on one of the first in line to greet him in heaven.

Miriam White
6 years ago

Delores, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May the love of those around you help your through the days ahead.

Johnny Taylor
6 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Forehand family.

Mary Forehand
6 years ago

Through tears and a heavy heart, I am trying to celebrate the wonderful life of my Uncle Perry. My fondest memories of Perry are conversations in Grandmama Thelma’s kitchen in the mornings, and all the shenanigans that went on at the tobacco barn. Perry lives on in out hearts and minds.
“Love is patient, Love is kind.” 1st Corinthians 13:4