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Jack Forbes

November 13, 1923 — September 17, 2014

Jack Forbes, 90, of Claridge Court in Prairie Village, Kansas, died September 17, 2014 at his home.  Jack was born November 13, 1923, in Kansas City, Kansas to Harry Theo Forbes and Florence McMillan Forbes.  He lived all his life in the Kansas City area except from 1980 to 1995 when he resided in Harlingen, Texas.  He graduated from Wyandotte High school in 1941 and was active in all of the class reunions. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1947 where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He was a Navy pilot in World War II and was a member of the Naval Reserve at the Olathe Naval Air Station. Jack married Arlene Wray in 1950 in Kansas City, Kansas.
He founded his appraisal firm and appraised all types of real estate in the Kansas City area as well as the midwest and south Texas. He was also involved in the investment and development of numerous real estate properties.  He was a member of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers for forty years, serving on many national and local committees as well as president of the local chapter.
Jack was a member of the Stanley-Stillwell School Board at the time it became the Blue Valley School district. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Olathe Community Hospital for several years.  In the late 1970’s he was a member of the Johnson County Airport Commission. While living in south Texas he was a director of the Harlingen Country Club. He was also an alderman and police commissioner for the City of Palm Valley, Texas.
Jack was avid golfer and handball player.  He was member of the Kansas City Athletic Club for over twenty years. He was a member of the Village Presbyterian Church.  Jack loved his family, his church and his many friends. He is predeceased by: his parents; his wife, Arlene; and a brother, Jim Forbes.  Jack is survived by: his son Hugh T. Forbes; his daughter and son-in-law, Jaymie and Kelly Bonavia;  his beloved granddaughter, Meredith Wray Bonavia; and his treasured cat, Ben.  Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Claridge Hall at Claridge Court, 8101 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS. Private burial.   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to a charity of your choice.  Please offer fond memories and condolences at www.overlandparkchapel.com.



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