MOUNT VERNON — Forrest E. Truex, 81, of Mount Vernon passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 17, 2010, at his home surrounded by family.
He was born March 8, 1929, in Pulaskiville, a son of the late Clay and Grace (Ewers) Truex. He spent formative years in Waterford and graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1947.
Forrest is survived by his wife of 55 years, Louella (Porter) Truex; a daughter, Chris (Christopher) Baxter, and a granddaughter, Madison Baxter, all of Fredericktown; a brother, Donald (Glenna) Truex of Zanesville; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Sylvia Allgire; and brothers, Cliff, Floyd, Everett, Howard and Lowell.
Forrest was in the Navy from 1950 to 1954 during the Korean conflict where he served aboard two different aircraft carriers, the USS Roosevelt and the USS Lake Champlain. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he worked at Continental Can, he was an over the road truck driver for E.A. Schlairet, Chattanooga Glass, 10 years for Wenco Inc. and retired after 15 years of service from Koskosing Construction. He was a member of the Teamsters, the AMVETS, the Eagles, and a life member of the Moose Lodge.
There will be no calling hours or services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Forrest E. Truex.