Funeral services for Shelby W. Forkum, 85, of Gainesboro,
TN, will be held at 1 P.M. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at
Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro,
TN. Burial will follow in the Pharris Cemetery in the McCoinsville
community of Jackson County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11 A.M.
until time of services.
He passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018, at
Cumberland River Hospital in Celina, TN.
He was born April 25, 1933, to the late Chester Forkum and
Zelma Forkum. He was married to Bonnie Anderson Forkum,
who survives. He was a Church of Christ minister.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1
Brother: Ernest Ward Forkum; and 1 Sister: Helan F.
Survivors include his Wife: Bonnie Anderson Forkum of
Gainesboro, TN; 1 Daughter: Denise (Ron) Cantrell of
Cookeville, TN; and 1 Sister: Kathleen Smoliga of Estil Springs,
Bro. Dan Huffines and Bro. Clarence Deloach will officiate at
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Willow Ave. Church of Christ's Willow Meals program by
contacting the funeral home.
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