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Virgil Ray Forrest

July 20, 1940 October 10, 2019
Virgil Ray Forrest
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Virgil Ray Forrest, age 79, passed away on October 10, 2019 in Salem, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 20, 1940 in Hulbert, Oklahoma to Jefferson Ray and Bessie May (Hakes) Forrest.

Virgil grew up in Oklahoma but later moved to the Valley when he was 20 years old.  After 20 years in the Valley, he moved to Goldendale, Washington. He then moved to Stayton, where he lived until his passing.

Virgil married Esther May (Colt) Valentine on May 5, 1984 at Bethel Baptist Church in Aumsville, Oregon. They spent 35 wonderful years together.

Virgil owned his own landscaping business which he ran with his sons, and he greatly enjoyed his work. In his spare time, he enjoyed going to church, spending time with family and gardening.

Virgil was preceded in passing by his parents, his sisters Sharon and Barbara, and daughter Fonda. He is survived by his loving wife, Esther Forrest; children, Cheryl Cook, Melinda Taylor, Virgil Forrest, Jr., Sylvia Valentine-Garcia, Julie Corral, James Valentine and Mark Valentine; grandchildren, Michelle Fuentes, Monica Schott, Michael Valentine, Kalah Velasquez, Erica Velasquez, Jamie Corral, Michael Corral, Lily Valentine, Morgan Valentine, Ashton Valentine, Leah Valentine, Amanda Valentine, Ashley Valentine, Angela Valentine, Richard Cook, Stephen Cook, Matthew Payseno and Julia Payseno; great grandchildren, Lorelei, Elias and Eisley Schott, Maximus and Micah Valentine, Gracelynn Becktold, Owen Luke, Ethan Cook, Christian and Seth Cook, and Isaiah Payseno.

A Viewing will be held on October 19, 2019 from 10 am to 12 pm at Weddle Funeral Service followed by a Graveside Service at Lone Oak Cemetery both in Stayton, OR. At 1:30 pm a Memorial Service will be held at Bethel Baptist Church, 645 Cleveland Street, Aumsville, OR 97325, followed by a reception.

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Visitation

Saturday

19

Oct

10:00 AM 10/19/2019 10:00:00 AM
Weddle Funeral Service - Stayton

1777 N. Third Avenue
Stayton, OR 97383

Weddle Funeral Service - Stayton
1777 N. Third Avenue Stayton 97383 OR
United States

Graveside

Saturday

19

Oct

12:00 PM 10/19/2019 12:00:00 PM
Lone Oak II Cemetery

9695 Boedigheimer
Stayton, Oregon 97383

Lone Oak II Cemetery
9695 Boedigheimer Stayton 97383 Oregon
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

19

Oct

1:30 PM 10/19/2019 1:30:00 PM
Bethel Baptist Church

645 Cleveland St.
Aumsville, OR 97325

Bethel Baptist Church
645 Cleveland St. Aumsville 97325 OR
United States
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