Gilbert "Gib" Forshey

Died: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
Location: Bauer Turner Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Location: Bauer Turner Funeral Home

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Gilbert L. “Gib” Forshey, age 96, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Monday January 8, 2018 at Westwood Place.  He was born September 9, 1921 in Washington County Ohio a son of the late Winona and Golda “Bay” Holland Forshey.

He retired in 1986 from the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District where he was a bus driver of 27 years.  He also served as Green Township Trustee for 12 years.  Gib was a member of Goudy Church of Christ where he was a song leader for over 60 years.

Preceded in death by his wife of 69 years Mary Coplan Forshey and a granddaughter Tricia Forshey.

He is survived by one son Terry (Thelma) Forshey, one granddaughter Tammy (John) Jones, two great grandsons Jacob and Jarett Jones and a step great grandson Bentley Workman all of Woodsfield, a brother Quinten (Gloria) Forshey of Ashland, Kentucky, and a sister Nadiene Filipkowski of Woodsfield, a brother-in-law Clifford (Shirley) Coplan of Tallmadge, Ohio, sister-in-law Virginia Williamson of Lower Salem, Ohio and sister-in-law Donna Coplan of Laings, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Wednesday January 10, at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul Street, Woodsfield, Ohio where funeral Services will be held 11a.m. Thursday January 11, 2018 with Paul Eddy and Brent Roth officiating.  Burial will follow in Goudy Cemetery Woodsfield, Ohio.

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Susan Brown
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Terry, Thelma & Family: So sorry to hear of Gilbert's passing. I have fond memories of him when he was my bus driver. He was always friendly whenever and wherever you saw him. May you have peace that he is resting now in the arms of Jesus.

Judy (Bartrug) Lawrence
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Terry, Thelma, Tammy and family - please know you are in my caring thoughts and prayers at this sad time. I have been remembering the special man Gib was and how grateful I am that he was my bus driver when I lived in Laings. His kindness and gentle nature with his "kids" demonstrated to me at a young age how to treat everyone, regardless of what they looked like, how they dressed, how they spoke. I have carried that lesson with me through the years. He was a blessing to so many and the sadness is only comforted with the knowledge I will see him again in Heaven someday.
Love and hugs - Judy (Bartrug) Lawrence

Connie Blair
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Terry,Thelma and family. Sorry to hear about Gib. He was such a wonderful caring and loving guy. He will be missed. Always loved Gib. All of us have such great memories of him. May he R.I.P. You all have my deepest sympathy

Coquette Sutton
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Gilbert was a part of our family a wonderful bus driver but also a beautiful person. I remember many of talks with him over the years singing on the way home and him taking care of my younger brother and sister. Gib you was one of a kind, prayers to all of the family and God Bless.

Debbie Wine
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
from Philip and Debbie dear forshey family we sorry for loss I knew GiB from church he and my dad were very good friends he gets too see my dad now he will be truly missed him and dad are with god now and they both had the same birthday my thoughts and prayers are with the family love Philip and Debbie

Beverly Riddle
   Posted Fri January 19, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of your Dad and Grandad's passing. I was reading the other condolences and was so impressed with the lives that he touched. I didn't get to know him, but I can see the lasting touch he left with all of you. You have been in our prayers. Bev.

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