Forrest Pearl North, 92, of Sheets Run Road, Marietta, Ohio, departed this life on Feb. 4, 2013, at the Harmar Place.
He was born May 28, 1920, in Chesterhill, Ohio, to the late Ira Edward and Ethel Wogan North. He was married to Lorena Eliner North for 70 years before her death on April 4, 2008.
He is survived by five daughters, Shirley Lones of Copperas Cove, Texas, Shelba Kern of Marietta, Sonja (Ron) Van Wey of Reno, Sue Strimer of Marietta, and Selma (Larry) Friesel of Utica, Ohio. Also surviving is a special grandson, Frank Schneider II, who made his home on the family farm; one daughter, Sara (Richard) Haught, formerly of Williamstown, W.Va., is deceased; as well as six grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was one of seven children, and Russell North of Belleville, Ohio, survives. He was preceded in death by siblings, Loraine North, Alice Poynter, Elden North, Caroll North and Gene North. There are 17 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren surviving.
He retired in 1982 from Carolina Motor Freight, and had been employed as a truck driver for 40 years. During World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific with the Standard Landing Craft Unit 40. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5108, American Legion Post #64, Aurelius Masonic Lodge #308, F. & A.M., Macksburg, Ohio, and the Valley of Cambridge Scottish Rite.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike Street, with Rev. Gale Lauderman officiating. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at East Lawn Memorial Park with full military honors.
Online condolences may be made at www.hadleyfh.com