Waynesville, Richard "Dick" Forney, age 73, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022.
A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County he was a son of the late Thomas and Myrtle Lytle Forney. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers. Dick retired as a Roadside Service Technician from Brad Ragan Goodyear with 42 years of service. He was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Dick enjoyed relaxing with family and friends and loved to be around children and helping others.
Dick is survived by a daughter, Kendra Brown (Javonte); two sons, Dewayne McElroy and Richard McElroy, and his wife, Lisa; sister, Esther Gibson; five grandchildren, Michael Woodring, Danielle, Nathaniel and Kelsey McElroy and JàZharia Brown.
A homegoing celebration will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Roderick Sanders, Reverend Shannon Shepard and Reverend Walter Bryson officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
The care of Mr. Forney has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.