John Anthony Forbes, 42, of 678 Body Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, July 11, 2013 in Camden, NC. He was born in Pasquotank County, NC on March 11, 1971 and was the husband of Kristie Sawyer Forbes. Mr. Forbes was a Deputy Sheriff with Camden County, NC, working as a narcotic detective and K-9 officer. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and member of the North American Police Work Dog Association.
Besides his wife, Mr. Forbes is survived by his mother, Patsy Hughes Gray of Hertford, NC; his father, Winfred “Buddy” Forbes and step mother, Joyce Forbes of Camden, NC; three sons, Michael Cole Forbes of Elizabeth City, NC, Colby Ryan Ebert of Camden, NC and John Kameron Forbes of Elizabeth City, NC. He is also survived by his step-father, Jerry Cartwright of Elizabeth City, NC; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Millicent and Dickie Owens of Elizabeth City, NC; a sister, Daphne Forbes Robey and husband, Sean of Camden, NC; one brother, Nathan Forbes and wife, Rhonda of Elizabeth City, NC; a step-sister, Tammy Luton Hoffman and husband Robert of Camden, NC; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kim and Chris Leis of Elizabeth City, NC; and several nieces and nephews. His K-9 partner, Rex, survives him.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 2:00 in the Fountain of Life Church, US 17 South Elizabeth City, NC, by Revs. John Mason and Hans Hess. Burial with law enforcement honors will follow in the Forbes Family Cemetery, Sandy Hook Road, Shiloh, NC. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Anthony Forbes Memorial Fund, c/o Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church, 700 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.
Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Forbes family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences