Edward Franklin Forsythe passed away Monday, January 13, 2020, at the age of 71.
Ed was born July 18, 1948 to Kenneth and Wanda Forsythe in Kirksville, Missouri. He became a bona-fide Texan, moving to Pleasanton in the mid-70’s, where he lived for many years. He most recently made his home on the lake in Mathis.
Despite his recent battles with cancer, Ed will be remembered by those who knew him as a big, burly and intimidating man, who also had a sense of humor and soft side.
He is survived by his “other half,” Vickie Johnson; his children, Mikel Forsythe and Deb, Kristy Kidd and husband Mark, Roxie Adler and husband H.O., Raymond Clifton and wife Jennifer, Robbie Denson and husband Bobby and Kelli Myers and husband Roy; sisters, Sherrie Sonderegger and husband Billy and Kitty Hummer and husband James; numerous nieces and nephews and long-time business partner and friend Nell Forsythe. “Pepaw” also leaves behind grandchildren: Brokk, Kreighton, Desiree (Charlie), Deidre (T.J.), Devin (Kayla), Jared, Megan, Caitlin, Brandon (Jayti), Erin, Colton and Emilee; greatgrandchildren, Xayden, Kye, Triniti, Corbin, Carter, Tucker and baby Hamby, due in May.
In keeping with his love for racing and fishing his ashes will be scattered at the I-37 Speedway and Lake Corpus Christi at a later date. Visit at.jude.org to make charitable donations in memory of Ed to his favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.