Born May 17, 1934, he was a son of the late Guy and Ruby Tomblin Moore. Also preceding him in death were his grandparents, Asa Fox and Mirinda Queen Moore and Hendrix and Sally Mullins Tomblin; one grandson, James K. Brumfield; one brother, Gary Moore; two sisters, Irene Kirk and Geraldine Workman; four brothers-in-law, Bennie Webb, Albert G. Kirk, Freeland Workman and Roger Linkous, and his in-laws, Lucian and Myrtle Farley Kirk.
Forest enjoyed building, remodeling, gardening, going to church and singing. He was a founding member and deacon of the Piney Community Church and sang with the Kirk family for 25 years and later with Mattie Johnson. Forest worked in auto factories in Detroit during his early years, drilled for natural gas then worked for more than 30 years as a carpenter and construction worker.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 56 years, Avonelle Kirk Moore; two daughters, Ada (James R.) Brumfield and Nina (Terry L.) Lucas, both of Harts; one son, Forest Gale Moore of Salem, Va.; four sisters, Mavis (Edward) Adams and Linda (Robert) Dingess, both of Michigan, Anna Jean Webb of Georgia and Wanda (Okey T.) Kirk of Harts; three brothers, Ronald Moore of Harts, Dean Moore (companion Sandy Hanks) of Chapmanville and Larry (Sandra) Moore of Michigan; grandchildren, Justin Brumfield, Matthew (Amanda) Lucas, Emily (Jared) Christianson and Rachel Moore; step granddaughter, Stephanie (Neil) Swain; one great-grandchild, Katelyn Brumfield; one step-great grandchild, Austin Clark; he dearly loved Charlotte (Russell) Adams and daughter Olivia; his brother-in-law, Douglas (Avonell) Kirk, whom he considered a son, and their children, D.J., Joseph and Renita Conley, that he considered his own grandchildren, Okey T. (Wanda) Kirk, Tracy (Jean) Kirk, Robert (Carolyn) Kirk, Roger (Sandra) Kirk, Bill (Janice) Kirk and Ralph (Reda) Kirk; sisters-in-law, Geraldine (John) Adams, Clarice Linkous, Frances (Odie) Tomblin, Rosa Moore and Delores Kirk, and a host of nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.
Services will be held at noon Sunday, March 4, at Piney Community Church with Ministers Manasses Hensley Jr. and Kennith Kirk officiating. Burial will follow at Lucian Kirk Cemetery at Piney Fork of Harts.
Pallbearers will be Justin Brumfield, Matt Lucas, D.J. Kirk, Joseph Kirk, Johnny Adams and Randy Adams.
Visitation will begin after 6 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Freeman Funeral Home of Chapmanville is in charge of the arrangements.