David “Dave” Forbes

David (Dave) Forbes, 67, of Raytown, MO passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2012.   He was born on July 4, 1944 in Independence, Missouri, the son of Frank and Alice Forbes. He graduated from Van Horn High School in 1962.  Dave was an Eagle Scout in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was known as Little Calling Turtle in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 206.  Dave was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving eight years with the United States Air Force. He proudly served two tours for his country as an Airborne Morse Code Intercept Operator and was a recipient of several medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross.  He was a retired disability claims manager and was also a member of the VFW and American Legion.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Alice Forbes; three brothers, Charles Forbes, Eddie Forbes & Rick Forbes; three sisters, Floy Collens, Evelyn Daniel & Grace Forbes. Survivors include his brother Kenny Forbes and wife Terry; two sisters, Mary Kilgore and husband Orville, Shirley Phillips and husband Bob; son David Forbes and wife Keisha; four daughters, Dorothy Hood Moore and husband James, Debbie Summers and husband Darrell, Tara Forbes Faison, Amber Forbes of Illinois; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

He was a loving father and grandfather and enjoyed playing cards and trivia, in fact he was the history trivia king. Dave always had a smile and kind words for everyone. He was encouraging and supportive, loved by everyone and he will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be at First Assembly of God, 9800 East 350 Highway, on Saturday, June 16th at 3 pm. The funeral will be at 4 pm following the visitation with graveside service to follow at Floral Hills Cemetery. (arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 816-313-1677)


  1. candi on June 12, 2012 at 10:02 am

    debbie you and your famliy are in my thoughts and prayers! he is home with jesus now! and i miss yah debbie! and will be praying for you guys!
    take care and have blessed day! jesus loves us all very much!

  2. Debbie Hartsell ( Loving Arms ) on June 12, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Debbie and family,
    Dave was a very special man, you know this. He was very much loved by all, staff and clients as well. They were all very upset to hear the news. All of our prays and thought are with you and your family.
    Debbie Hartsell

  3. Shelia Hooks on June 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Hi Debbie, On behalf of The Hooks Family, I want to offer our condolences to your family. It was my honor and pleasure to have known your father. I give Thanks to God and your family for sharing him with me. I will forever hold a special place in My Heart for Dave.

    “On the time line of our lives fit the memories that last,
    Every in and out of daily life over the years that have past,.
    Segments of people, places a calendar of events,
    Drifting through our minds as dancing dreams in past tense.

    Even if we’ve moved away or have simply got older,
    Even if we’ve made new choices, or turned a new leaf over.

    Our memories that fill our soul and create who we are,
    Are shared by those who’s paths we’ve crossed so they’ll never be too far.

  4. DeMarcus Wilson on June 12, 2012 at 4:57 pm


    I know how much you loved your dad and all the trials you’ve gone through in life. Be glad things were good between you and he is now your angel. When you feel that wind on your cheek consider it a kiss from him and remember the memories that nobody can take away from you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry that I can’t make the funeral to be there to show my support. Much love to you.

    “Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ~Unknown~

  5. Lourie Martinez on June 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Tara I know that you and your dad had a special bond that can never be broken. He will always be with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Love, Lourie

  6. Michelle on June 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Tara and family,

    I had the pleasure of knowing Dave and know you will miss him dearly. Losing a loved one is never easy and I pray you find comfort. God bless you all.
    Love you Tarabeara. <3

  7. Amy Lang on June 12, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Tara and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you all love, light, and peace during this difficult time.

  8. Lee Johnson-Moody on June 13, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Tara & Family,

    There is no love like a fathers love. I know you all will miss him greatly.
    Just know that he his gone and not forgotten for he is in your hearts, minds and he is here in spirit. My Prayers are with you and your family. God Bless

  9. Karole on June 13, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Sending our prayers and thoughts to Dave’s family. I am so glad I had the chance to work with him for 6 years. He was always encouraging and thoughtful.I’ll always remember how he and others at worked suprised me with a baby shower. God Bless.

  10. Derelle on June 13, 2012 at 11:02 am

    To Tara

    I know it’s times like this when we question if there is a God or were he may be on a time such as these. But the bible says the older must die, and the legacy lives on. Take comfort knowing although the body of your father is nolonger here, his soul lives. To be absent from the body, is to be present with the lord. Find peace in knowing, we are all the garden of the creator, and every now and again he chooses a hand picked flower to be closer to him.

    Your friend

  11. Dorothy Hood on June 13, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I Love u Daddy!

  12. Tara Forbes Faison on June 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I know you’re not gone, you’re just in a different form. I still feel you around me and still hear you talking to me telling me not to worry about what others think and to live life to the fullest. I am blessed to have known you and still know you, as well as have you in my life. I will mourn your passing, but also celebrate the life here on earth you had as you would want it celebrated with vibrance. I love you, Popster. No matter what life brings the true connections can never be broken.

  13. Linda Rogers on June 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    So glad I had the chance to become Daves friend, He was a joy, he made me laugh and was full of wisdom. He loved his family and was so proud of his grandchildren. I felt blessed to have met him and I know he is missed terribly.

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