Leslie "Sonny" Wilson ForrestJanuary 22, 1944 ~ June 4, 2020 (age 76)
Leslie “Sonny” Wilson Forrest, 76, of Crossett, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at the Oak Woods Rehab and Wellness Center. He was born in Bastrop, Louisiana, on January 22, 1944, and was a 1963 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. For over 30 years, Sonny operated a road grader for Ashley County until he eventually retired in 2011.
He was a charter member of the Cooter Hunting Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his four-wheeler, and teasing the kids.
Sonny was a quiet, simple man who loved simple things like tending his chickens and sitting around visiting with his friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Will B. Forrest; his mother, Annie Lou Watt Rushing; and two sisters, Shirley Forrest, and Judy Dampier.
His survivors include one daughter, Anne Crymes (Pete) of Bastrop, LA; one son, Brad Forrest of Crossett; one grandson, Kye Crymes of Bastrop; three sisters, Pat Langston (Ken) of Bastrop, Aliene Ray (Mike) of Oak Grove, LA, and Ruth Jenkins of Bastrop; one brother, Tim Rushing of Mer Rouge, LA; and the mother of his children, Delores Watson of Bastrop; along with two special relatives who were his closest friends, Jap Watt and Ronna Dean Forrest, both of Crossett.
A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, June 6, at 10:00 a.m., at Crossroads Cemetery in Crossett with Bro. Mike Ray, officiating.
Services entrusted to Medders Funeral Home.