Elige Wesley Forbes was born on March 30, 1942 in Elizabethton, TN. He was the son of Florence Ann (Oxendine) and Will Forbes, residents of Elizabethton, TN. Wes passed away on May 7, 2022 in Orlando, FL.
Wes graduated from Hampton High School, Class of 1960 in Elizabethton, TN. He was a member of the State Championship Basketball team and was in charge of the Class of 1960 Scholarship Fund. He was also a member of the Sports Hall of Fame for his basketball skills during his high school years at Hampton High School.
Wes is survived by his loving wife, Linda M. Forbes; his two sons: Dr. Wesley Scott Forbes and wife, Dr. Jennifer Forbes of Green Bay WI and Bryan Forbes and wife Susan Forbes of Knoxville, TN. He is also survived by his sister, Edie Delp and husband Dr. Ray Delp of Panama City, FL; his brother, Duane Forbes and wife Loretta Forbes of Elizabethton, TN; his wonderful sister-in-law Mary Forbes of Elizabethton, TN and by his grandchildren, Raegan Forbes and Matthew Forbes of Knoxville, TN.
A Memorial Service for family and friends of Wes will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to honor Wes can make a donation in his name to the Class of 1960 Hampton High School Scholarship Fund. Wes would love this.