FT. PIERCE, Fla. — Forrest Michael “Woody” Montgomery, formerly of
Ada, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Ft Pierce, Fla., at the
age of 65. He was born on July 2, 1948, in Lima, to Bun and Ora
Montgomery, of Ada. He was the grandson of Daniel and Gracie Thacker, of
He was a 1966 graduate of Ada High School. He also
attended Ohio State University and Morehead State University. He
dedicated over 25 years of his life to the U.S. Air Force and was a
retired Chief Master Sargent.
He enjoyed listening to music
(especially the Rolling Stones), exercising, gardening, renovating homes
and was an avid fan of the Florida Gators, where all his children
attended college. Forrest loved to travel around the world and spent
time living in the Philippines and Norway with his family. Forrest was a
Baptist by faith.
Forrest was a practical, determined, fair,
and loving husband, father, son and brother who always loved to laugh
and joke with everyone he met. He was a friendly, curious person and
enjoyed meeting new people. He always had a way of getting everyone to
laugh and smile and was always a kid at heart.
He is survived by
his wife, Faye; son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Kris Montgomery, of
Port St. Lucie, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Paul of
Washington, DC; and daughter, Melissa of Denver, Colo.; brothers, Bun
Montgomery, of Anamosa, Iowa, and Jeff Montgomery, of Ada; sisters,
Barbara Earl, of Nokomis, Fla., and Jackie Trautwein, of Louisville,
Ky.; three grandchildren, Josh, Sam and Faye; and his aunt Thelma
Pruitt, of Prestonsburg, Ky. He also had a cat named Pogee.
memorial service with full military honors will be held on Friday, July
25, 2014, in Ada. The family would rather not receive flowers for the
service. If you’d like to make a contribution, please donate to
Alzheimer’s research in his honor, such as the Alzheimer’s Research
Foundation of America or Alzheimer’s Association.