Rod Forbis, 61

Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Rod Forbis

Rodney "Rod" John Forbis, 61, of Mountain Home, died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at a Boise hospital, with his older daughter and son at his side.

A public viewing will be held on Thursday, June 28, from 4-6 p.m. at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 29, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, with burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Rod was born on Nov. 24, 1945, in Portland, Ore. He was raised in Tillamook, Ore., and moved to Mountain Home in 1974. For 33 years he has lived and worked in and around Mountain Home, selling cars for many years at Mountain Home Ford, and as the owner of several businesses including The "One Stop" bar and restaurant in Bruneau, the "Trophy Club" in Glenns Ferry, "The Past Time" bar in Bruneau, and "Rotton Rodney's" bar and "Things -- N -- Stuff Antiques" in Mountain Home.

Rod was an avid fisherman and a hunter of wild game, antiques and a good deal, his family said. "He had a life-long love of the out of doors and all of his kids have fond memories of huntin', fishin' and campin' with him."

Rod is survived by: his son, Sean Forbis of Caspian, Mich.; his daughter, JoAnna Forbis of Anchorage, Alaska; and his son, Jeff Forbis of Mountain Home, "who was the light of his life since he was born 12 years ago," his family said. He also is survived by his two grandchildren, and his brothers Bud and Marshal Connors.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, John and Hazel Forbis, and his sister, Lorrain Dormire, co-owner of John's Barn in Mountain Home.