Thomas Max Forbes was born to John (Hank) and Beula (Toots) Rains-Forbes on February 2, 1930 in Buffalo, Oklahoma. Tom attended the Buffalo Grade School and Buffalo High School. Tom and CeCelia (Kern) was united in marriage on May 10, 1958 in Guymon, Oklahoma, to this union one daughter Linda Sue was born. Tom was a very active Sport fan for high school kids and college or professional players. Tom was always coaching the kids to become better players. Many athletics will remember hearing Tom from the sidelines “Screw Down the Squirrel” during a baseball game. Watching a football game Tom would pace the sidelines, leaving a worn path. During basketball games Tom’s very vocal voice could be heard above the loud crowd. Tom retired from the Oklahoma Highway Department Division 6, after working 30 years. For several years Tom operated the Beaver Express making deliveries all over the area. Tom did not know much about raising “pigs” but when Ted his grandson started showing pigs, Tom was their learning the experience of showing pigs. As Tom’s mobility had become limited Tom became involved in Linda’s grooming business. Tom would have to inspected every dog that was groomed, he knew all the dogs by name. Tom enjoyed playing golf, this last summer in August 2010, Tom spent the day at Doby Spring Golf Course with his brother and nephews, trying to our putt his brothers. Many young golfer have benefited from Tom’s instruction at the game of golf.
Tom was preceded in death by is wife CeCelia Forbes, February 2008 and sister Billy Jean Provience in 1997.
Tom is survived by his daughter Linda Sue Pearson, Grandchildren Shannon Dennison and husband Kyle Killman, and Ted Dennison and wife Krystal, two brothers Joe Forbes of Enid, Oklahoma, Bob Forbes of Dallas, Texas, two sisters Johnnie Sue Olson of Freedom, Oklahoma, and Jerry Ann Finfrock of Arizona, Four Great Grandchildren Drake Killman, Mason Dennison, Mia Cloutier, and Makenna Cloutier, two nieces, and three nephews, other relatives and friends. Tom left this world very peaceful at his home, Wednesday evening, January 26, 2011, just after watching the OSU basketball game (which they lost). Tom enjoyed watching football, basketball, and other sports at all levels from high school, college, and professional. Tom would have liked to see the Bears and the Jets in the 2011 Super bowl.