Services: Have been held.
Mr. Henry Forrer, 72, of Lubbock, formerly of Dora, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at Bender Terrace Nursing Home in Lubbock.
He was born on Dec. 19, 1931, in Bryan, Texas, to Dollie and Jeff Forrer.
He grew up in the Bryan area. He came to eastern New Mexico in 1962. He married Deana Davis on July 21, 1963. They both enjoyed traveling and living in different places. They lived in New Mexico, Florida, Washington and Vermont. He worked at whatever type job he could find at the time. Through the years he drove trucks and buses, worked in road construction, as a carpenter and did various other types of work.
Family members said he enjoyed tinkering with machines and playing with his children and grandchildren. He could often be found on the ground with the little ones playing with their toys building roads and simulating other jobs. He enjoyed teasing and joking . He was a member of the Dora Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jeff Forrer; and three sisters.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Mark Forrer (Carmen) of Dalhart, Texas; a daughter, Valarie Watson (Terry) of Pep; eight grandchildren, Patricia Dotson, Tracy Christoff, Teddy Zachary, Sammy Joe Watson, Sadler and Kendra Hair and Robert and Amanda Forrer; four great-grandchildren, Lezley and Kara Dotson, Jarrett Christoff and Faith Elizabeth Forrer; and a brother, Johnny Forrer of Houston.
Troy Wilkie will officiate the services, assisted by Gary Simpson.
Burial will be at Mount Zion Cemetery near Dora.
Pallbearers are Jerry Siewert, Bennie Carty, Mickey Burkett, Teddy Zachary, Eldin Merrick and Randy Lieb.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.