Leonard Overton Forbes died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, in Sweeney, Texas.

Mr. Forbes was born May 6, 1930, in Hobart to Leonard Overton Forbes and Faye Lugenia Smith. He graduated from Fairland High School.

He worked for 12 years with Dow Chemical Company in Houston, Texas, before going into other areas of business in the Houston area.

Survivors include two children, Mark and Mona Moore; two brothers, Hayes Forbes and M.H. Dake, and one sister, Rosie Sheppard.

He was proceeded in death by his father; his mother, Faye Dake, and one brother, Thomas “Jack” Lloyd Forbes.