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Forest Turnbell

Forest “Hal” Turnbell, 83, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at Good Shepherd Home after a lengthy battle with COVID.
He was born Nov. 6, 1938, in Carey. He was the son of the late Cecil “Teet” and Dottie Ruth (Cole) Turnbell.
He married RuthAnn Doe July 18, 1964, and they later divorced.
He married Beverly Draper Aug. 2, 1990, and she survives.
Surviving are daughters, Kristine (Terry) Sheridan, Carey; Tina (Robin) Schuster, Upper Sandusky; Toni (Carl) Regutti, Carey; Annie (Dale) Fredritz, Upper Sandusky; and bonus daughter, Kristy (Daryl) Fredritz, Carey. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren with one on the way. Survivors also include a brother, Ed Turnbell of Findlay, and a sister, Darla Nye of Fostoria, along with many “favorite” nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald, Gene, Jerry and Tim; and sisters, Mary Lou Noon, Ann Puchta, Karen Barchus, Donna Sanford, Sue Varney and Joyce Turnbell (infant); and three grandchildren.
Hal was a 1956 graduate of Carey High School. He joined the U.S. Navy shortly after graduation and served until 1959. He worked at the Fostoria Foundry/Chrysler, Fox’s Road Construction and the Village of Carey. Hal was also a member of The Eagles, American Legion and the VFW.
Hal was an avid fan of the Carey Blue Devils, the Buckeyes, the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. He was often seen on his front porch with a portable radio listening to a ballgame. He loved to fish and mushroom hunt, but most of all, he loved to garden. He took such pride in his garden and gardening skills. Every year, he would have the most beautiful, huge and bountiful garden that he shared with everyone.
Visitation will be held at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey, Friday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey.
Memorial contributions may be made to Carey Athletic Boosters or a charity of donor’s choice.
In honor of Hal, the family requests attendants wear their favorite Blue Devil, Bengal, Reds or Buckeye attire.
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