Funeral services for Mr. James L. Forkum, age 89, a
resident of Gainesboro, TN, will be held Thursday, June 12,
2008, at 11 A.M. at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral
Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Rob Draper
Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community of Jackson County.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2 P.M. – 9
P.M., and on Thursday from 9 A.M until the time of services.
Mr. Forkum passed away on Monday, June 9, 2008, at
Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 6, 1919, in Jackson County, Tennessee, to
the late Robert Lee (Bob) and Georgia Clark Forkum. On
November 6, 2001, he was married to Margaret Richardson
Forkum, who survives. He was a tool and die supervisor and a
member of the Gainesboro Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
wife: Dorothy Watts Forkum; 1 Sister: Louise Young; and 1
Nephew: Steve Forkum.
Survivors include his Wife: Margaret Richardson Forkum of
Gainesboro, TN; 1 Daughter: Sherry Lynn Forkum; 1 Brother
and Sister-in-Law: Lyman and Jo Anna Forkum of Red Boiling
Springs, TN; 1 Niece: Patsy Bowman; and 1 Nephew: Garnett
Forkum. Other relatives and friends also survive.
Bro. Wayne Wells and Bro. O’Neal Huffines will officiate at
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