- 50 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 2, 1963
- Place of birth:
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
- Date of passing: Jul 10, 2013
- Place of passing:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
|Let the memory of Forrest be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Forrest Glenn Spencer, age 50, born on January 2, 1963 and passed away on July 9th or 10th, 2013. We will remember him forever.
The front desk of his apartment building said he was found dead inside his studio apartment on Wed. July 10, 2013. We don't have all the details except he was ill, possibly due to liver disease, but yes, sadly, our beloved friend--always there for us and to hear our problems has passed on. He will be missed...
Knowing how much Forrest loved the internet and connecting with people through email, etc. I started this site as a way for all the many friends and loved ones that Forrest had to come together and share their memories. Forrest had so many friends from so many different areas of his life and parts of the country. Please share on this site, share this site with others that knew Forrest, and bring all his loved ones together in one place. I think it would make Forrest smile.
Forrest's friend forever,
"Still can't believe you're not here. I guess that's what it feels like when someone is special--they're with you always. It would still be nice to hear your voice and your advice...and your laugh."
"I still think of you every day... miss your laugh. L&M"
"I have no words today... just sad that you're not here."
"Missing you on your birthday. It's hard when I'm in Phoenix, as I am today, because wherever I go I think of you. Missing you still..."
"I can't believe it's been two years when it seems like forever since I could just pick up the phone and talk to you. And yet I remember your voice and think of what you might say to me as if it were yesterday. Missing you..."
"I still think of you every day my dear friend."
"Lighting a candle on your one year anniversary. Rest in peace. Dee Harris."
"l lived next to Forrest at 123 W. Missouri.He and I painted together, smoked cigars late into the night, planned out great campaigns of humanitarian justice, and stayed in touch until one day(his death) he stopped calling. He was smart, well-spoken, and had all the qualities of greatness that one hopes for in a life-long friend. I will see you on the other side, my friend."
"I can't find an obituary but here is where his ashes are:
Greenwood/Memory Lawn Cemetery 2300 West Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ 85009
"I knew Forrest back in my KNAU days. He was a good friend and we had a lot of late night conversations. Good company, lots of talent, and funny. My wife and I were so sad to hear the news. You always hope to see good friends again. I guess I'll have to wait a little longer than I planned."
"Sorry to hear of Forrest's passing. He was very kind and approachable, never pushy or rude. I hadn't seen or spoken to Forrest since we had worked together in the 90's, but he will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, and please say hello to my son, Colin, for me."
"Easy to like and quick to earn respect, for his intellect, humor, creativity & sensitivity; Forrest had the rare ability to discuss, debate, and see both sides of an issue. Before I learned of his passing,his recent absence from social media had already caused me to miss him. If Heaven lives up to its reputation, Forrest is now surrounded by people like he, who are always good company."
"Always something deep going on down inside. Always a kind word, encouragement, an interesting tidbit - smile for everyone. Never a trace of unstated obligation, guile, guilt. It was always clean and clear with Forest.
He took interest in everyone and everything. Wit. Charm. Intellect. Comfort & ease in his company. Missed......."
"I am so sorry to hear this. He was always so kind to me. A good man."
"I only knew him briefly but he was one of the kindest people I had known. Very humble and tremendously funny. Just a great sense of humor. I read his posts on Facebook but I never knew he was ill. Spencer, Rest in Peace in a beautiful place. He will surely be missed by family and friends."
"Sweet Forrest, I was so glad to have reconnected with you in the last few years. You had a tremendous intellect, a quick wit, and a hearty laugh. Thanks for the fun over the years, friend. You will be missed. xoxox"
"For the past four years I was Mr. Spencer's landlord. I have to say he was one of the best residents and human beings I have ever dealt with. I have even learned what a great person he was in my effort to connect with his friends and family during this difficult time. May God bless your soul and give comfort to the loved once you leave behind."
"Forrest, you were my friend and saw me through some very hard times - though it was long distance. You were always there. You've been my friend for many years. You were one of the kindest human beings I've ever met. I hope you know how much I love you. And what makes me sad is that you were alone when you passed. I will always remember you and miss you. God bless your soul. Rest in peace,"
"My heart aches. In all my years in broadcasting, Forrest was one person I could always trust. He was there for me through thick and thin, many times giving me the reality check I needed. Oh, Forrest, why did you have to leave? You are truly missed ... but I will carry the memories always. ~Sarge"
"As a friend for just four short years here in Baltimore, I can only say that losing my kind neighbor Forrest has left me so sad. Grateful?...well of course. Who would not like to have a talented guy like him just down the hall? I should write more; but right now, I am still sort of confused by our sudden loss. I have calls to return to some of his friends and I shall soon."
"Forrest was a forever friend. I will keep up the friendship via dream, for he was aware of the other side. We talked about it. But there is a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes, for I will never hear that fabulous low rumble of a laugh over my telephone again, making me smile, no matter where on the planet I was at that moment."
"I knew Forrest through my friend Robin. I spent many evenings with him over the years and always found him to be a humorous and insightful person, and fun to be around. I know what a good friend he was to Robin and it saddens me to think of his sudden passing at such a young age. RIP Forrest...."
"Forrest made my sister smile and laugh so she shared him with me. An amazing man will be missed however he joins many of our family members. 2013 has been a very bad year for our family. Some day we will all get to meet again."
"Susan, I loved the audio. When I return back to L.A. I'll find some of my old audio with Forrest including some radio plays we did and I even have video and photos of when I forced him to act."
"What can be said to encapsulate all that Forrest was? He has left an incredible void and shall be missed more than he will ever have known. I shall always treasure his friendship, his thoughtfulness,his wit,his care, his insights and his constant willingness to "be there" for me. He became part of my family in his own way and shall be held dearly in our hearts. May he have peace always."
"I first set eyes on Forrest after a stage performance at Stagebrush Theatre in Scottsdale with my dear friend, Laura Durant, about 15 years ago. Through Laura, I learned of Forrest's colorful history and his many talents...then when Facebook came along, I experienced his kindness, insight, friendship, and support for myself. His humor was a near daily presence in my life. I will miss him."
"I knew Forrest through my brother Jim, high school, college and career friend. So sad by the loss of him, my condolences to all of you that were close to him."
"My Dear Sweet Friend...I don't think you really knew just how much you were loved and appreciated. I think that many hearts are breaking with the news of your passing. Dr. Hilarity you will be so missed. Our daily conversations - our attempts to understand this world of ours. you helped me find the fun in everyday. I will miss you every day of my life - FOREVER. Thank You friend!"
"Forrest, Thanks for sharing your life. You always remembered me and could always make me laugh. I will miss you dearly. Be at peace."
"Kira and I both had the privilege of working with Forrest and loved his kind nature and passion for our biz. Blessings from the entire Grimes family - for his soul and all of his family and friends."
"I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend. Forrest and I went to High School, college and even worked in the same building during our radio careers. He is the shining example of a great friend. I will miss his quick, dry wit. Oh yes, and the signature beard. He was always there to give me his advice, opinion or just to say HI. Forrest Glenn Spencer, you will be miss."
"He never forgot a birthday, was always sending tidbits of interest for my career, and was a true friend. He had an edgy sense of humor, yet never offensive regarding controversial topics. I know he would be touched by this outpouring of love and support by all his friends. There is a hole in my heart today."
"I have many fond memories of our collaborations over the past 25 years; all glowing like bright little sparklers marking the passage of time. I loved making him laugh – in that high pitched cackle that ran up and down the scales – so infectious. I know he will be as restless in the next life as was in this one. We will meet again. L&M … Love & Misses."
"So sad. He brought a pleasant, lighter side to life when I knew him at NAU and KNAU Flagstaff. Remembered fondly."
"I have been friends with Forrest since college--sometime in October 1983. Forrest always remembered the exact date and now he's gone so I can't ask him. He was always there for me as a friend...always. I knew so many people because of Forrest as he brought us together through him. I'm shocked and sad and can't believe he's gone. He was very very dear to me. I will miss him so much."
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