Marvin L Forbes Sr.

September 18, 1943 ~ April 26, 2020 (age 76)


Marvin L. Forbes Sr., age 76, of rural St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 5:03 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2020 peacefully at his home, and NOT from COVID-19.

There will be no services at this time and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Pagel Funeral Homes in St. Elmo will be assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may go to Golden Retriever Foundation, Golden Retriever Rescue, or the donor’s choice. 

Marvin was born on Saturday, September 18, 1943 in rural St. Elmo, Illinois, the son of Arthur and Ruth (Sarver) Forbes. Marvin retired at the age of 70 after spending 53 years in various positions of oil field production and operation. He also spent time employed with his brother, Hadley, with Rodger Brothers. He enjoyed time with his family, grandkids, and great-grandchildren, with special love and attention for his golden retrievers, Tucker (deceased) and Nellie.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Susie Forbes; son, Marvin L. Forbes, Jr.; daughter, Tammy Goodman (husband Delbert) all of rural St. Elmo, Illinois; grandchildren, Amanda Garrison, Christopher Garrison (wife Claudia), Thomas Forbes (partner Shyan), Georgette Forbes, Adana Saucedo (husband Rafeal), Kayla Warren, Ariel Rountree (fiancée Terry), Sydney Crum (husband Johnny), Shauna Goodman, Miles Goodman (wife Kayla), Jennie Goodman; 18 great-grandchildren; siblings, Beulah Ross (husband Harold), Paul Forbes, Mary Lou Jennings (husband Leslie), Elaine Lilly (husband Greg), Sue Scholes (husband Roger), Dot Austin (husband Bob), Faye Williams (husband Virgil), Bertha Mae Wright (husband Kevin), Bob Forbes (wife Linda); sister-in-law, Roberta Forbes; and a large number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ruth Forbes; sisters, Helen and Barbara; brothers, Hadley and Darrell; sister-in-law, Shirley Forbes; daughter, Angie Wright; and grandson, Buck Goodman.

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