May 14, 1934 ~ February 19, 2023

Born in: Chicago, IL
Resided in: Asheville, NC

LaFayette Lawrence Forward, Jr., 88, of Asheville, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2023 at Mission Hospital.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Trudy; daughters, Jennifer and Mary Lou; grandsons, Ben, Michael and Matthew; and brother and sisters-in-law, Peter and Jane Roda, and Canie and Lynn Smith.

Mr. Foward was a veteran of the U.S. Army. After working for Kodak as an engineer for 30 years, he and Trudy retired to Asheville. Larry was involved with Habitat for Humanity, Taxes for AARP and the Botanical Gardens in Asheville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Botanical Gardens of Asheville, 151 WT Weaver Blvd., Asheville, NC 28804.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Many many fond memories of fun times at Silver Lake cottage. RIP Larry, you great next door neighbor! Sympathies to you Trudy and your wonderful family.
    Roger&Connie Kelly


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