Weldon Forman

1927 - 2013

Rev. Weldon W. Forman, 85, of Mexico, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at GLC-Pin Oaks. Weldon was born on April 4, 1927, in Lentner, Mo., the son of Forrest Glenn and Lula Cassie (Purdy) Forman. He was married to Opal R. Poff on Aug. 25, 1945, in Thompson, Mo. As a minister of the gospel, Weldon was licensed at First Baptist Church in Mexico and ordained at Richland in Fulton. Over the years, he has served in a number of churches including, Carrington in Fulton, Mt. Zion in Molina, Grand Prairie in Auxvasse, Unity in Fulton, Sturgeon Baptist Church, Hopewell in Thompson, Roby Baptist Church, Reform Baptist Church, Rising Sun in Hatton, Prairie Lee in Lee's Summit, Union Baptist in Mexico, Durham Baptist Church, Newark Baptist in Philadelphia, Hester, and Mint Hill in Chamois. He was currently serving as Pastor Emeritus at Friendship Baptist Church in Mexico. In addition to his wife Opal, he is survived by four sons; Ronald Forman and Brandie of Higbee, Glenn Forman and Freeda of Farber, Norman Forman and Marty of Fulton, and Todd Forman and Kimberly of Versailles. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a foster daughter, Shirley Evans; a grandson Randall Forman; a great-grandson Cason Hampton; and an infant brother Bobby Eugene Forman. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Arnold Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Ostrom officiating. Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation is Friday evening from 6-8 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the MO Baptist Children's Home, 11300 St. Charles Rock Rd., Bridgeton, MO 63044. Condolences at www.arnoldfh.com