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Peggy Lee Forbis


Peggy Lee Forbis died April 26, 2022, in Bullard, Texas, at the age of 78 years 5 months 17 days. Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Fairview Cemetery in Tuttle, Oklahoma, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.wadleysfuneralservice.com.

Peggy was born November 9, 1943, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to LeRoy and Alice (Gentry) Paramore. She was raised in Chickasha, graduating from high school in 1961. Peggy continued her education at Oklahoma State University and The University of Oklahoma, graduating from OU in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy.

On August 20, 1966, Peggy and Gary Linn Forbis were united in marriage in Chickasha, Oklahoma. They made their home in the Tuttle area.

Peggy began her career as a Physical Therapist, working at Grady Memorial Hospital. She was a knowledgeable and dedicated physical therapist who, over the years, worked in the fields of home health, rehab and wound care. Her true calling, however, was in the specialty of pediatrics, helping children with disabilities. She loved her work for the Oklahoma City Public Schools and worked many years with them before her retirement.

Peggy loved her husband, her children and her grandchildren without measure. In her free time, she enjoyed sewing, decorative painting, crocheting, and crafting.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, LeRoy and Alice Paramore; her husband of 55 years, Gary Forbis; and her great-grandson, Mauricio Florez.

Survivors include her daughter, Kim Jones of Norman, Okla.; her daughter, Kelly Coker and husband, Kenneth, of Tyler, Texas; her daughter, Kara Loeffelholz and husband, Danny, of Flint, Texas; her nine grandchildren, Kayla Burnough and Tyanne Burnough of Oklahoma City, Marcus Burnough and Derrick Burnough of Norman, Okla.; Arianna Coker of Calera, Okla., Anna Coker of Tyler, Texas, Eli Loeffelholz, Nate Loeffelholz and Thadd Loeffelholz, all of Flint, Texas; 10 great-grandchildren;  and numerous other relatives and friends.