Forrest R. Northrop, 76, Clay City, died Sept. 8, 2008, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, following a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 17, 1932, in Linton, the son of Ralph and Freda Sharpe Northrop.
He graduated from Clay City High School, Class of 1950.
He served in the United States Army for two years and then continued his education at Indiana State University.
He completed his undergraduate degree in science and then achieved his Masters Degree as well.
He taught science at Clay City High School from 1960-68.
He operated Ralph's Market for several years before his retirement.
In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He currently enjoyed bowling and playing golf.
He attended Clay City First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife Donna Northrop, Clay City, son Michael Northrop, Clay City, daughters Lisa Heflin and husband Frank, Tallahassee, Fla., and Tammy Gage and husband Tom, Terre Haute, grandchildren Lauren Heflin, Samuel Heflin, Hannah Gage and Seth Gage, sister Barbara Royer and husband Tom, and brother Ronald Northrop, Pensacola, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother David Northrop and sister-in-law Margaret Northrop.
Services will take place at 11 a.m., Thursday, at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Clay City, with Pastor Steve Rundel officiating. Burial will follow at Sink Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., today, and again Thursday prior to services.
Post a heart of condolence at www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com.