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 Lima.

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.

A 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.