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Basil Wilbur Forren, Jr.




Basil Wilbur Forren, Jr., 68, of Lewisburg, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg.

Born March 10, 1953 at Ronceverte, he was a son of the late Basil Wilbur Forren, Sr. and Christine Thompson Forren.

Basil was a long distance truck driver, retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways, and was an avid hunter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Linda L. Jenkins Forren.

He is survived by a daughter, Leslie Forren Baker of Ronceverte; two granddaughters, Dakota Baker and Riley McNeil; a grandson, Nathan Chewning; a sister, Patricia Jenkins of Lewisburg; a brother, Jeffrey Allen Forren of Roanoke, VA; two special friends, Billy Jo Burns, Allan Thomas; and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial of Life service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Graystone Baptist Church with Pastor Youel Altizer officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

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Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

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