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Viewing & Visitation
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Oklahoma City Cremation
807 W. Wilshire Blvd
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116
Jeffrey Russell Forgue, 45 of Piedmont, Oklahoma, was born October 22, 1972, to James and Karen Forgue, and ended this life April 11, 2018. He will be remembered as a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, grandson, brother, uncle, and friend.
As a young man, Jeff began working at Johnny’s Charcoal Broiler where he met Karen whom he married on December 4, 1993. Together they started a family, having two children; Jacob and Jesika, and began to work towards their dreams together. He started his own business, Forgue Delivery, through Mathis Brother’s which he ran and operated for ten years.
Jeff was not of the “all work and no play” variety. In his early years he spent his time playing Frisbee golf, participating in bowling leagues and tournaments and joining recreational softball teams. Jeff picked up friends all along the way and was always sure to have his family alongside.
For the last 12 years of Jeff’s life he has made a career at Baker Hughes. At Baker, he worked alongside family and friends and was able to travel to Texas, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania positively impacting all the lives he met along the way. He also loved to travel outside of work taking many vacations with his family.
He and Karen bought their dream home in 2015 where he spent his time “ranchin’.” Here he hosted parties and barbecues, spent lots of time with his family, and discovered the joys of grandparenthood. He was a man who is known for his constantly giving heart, his compassion, the ability to make anyone feel like family, and the laughter he brings to all. He will be greatly missed by family and friends alike.
Jeff was preceded in death by his father, James. He is survived by his wife, Karen Sue; his two children, Jacob and Jesika; his granddaughter, Avery; his two siblings, Brandi Rowley and Dustin; and his mother, Karen Ann.
He is known by family and friends for his eagerness to feed all. He hosted barbecues and shindigs for every occasion and was always sure to ask “Did you get enough?”
In lieu of flowers and for this reason the family asks that Jeff’s life be honored through donations of time or money to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, where he loved to volunteer and where he can continue to feed the hungry.