History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Forbes Funeral Home is family owned and operated with 25 years of funeral industry experience. H. M. "Hank" Forbes Jr and his staff are committed to providing quality, dignified services at the most affordable prices in the area.

The loss of a loved one is very emotional and can seem overwhelming. At Forbes Funeral Home you will find caring professionals to offer knowledgeable assistance in the numerous decisions that must be made. We provide respectful funeral, cremation, and memorial services that celebrate the memories of a loved one. We care for each family with the same respect and dignity we would personally expect in a time of loss. The utmost level of compassion is what you will find at Forbes Funeral Home.

Services can be as varied and unique as the person being memorialized. Forbes Funeral Home believes that all services should suit the preferences and personalities of our client families and their loved one. There is never any pressure to purchase any unnecessary merchandise. Our wish is to assist in making the funeral process as stress free as possible; while maintaining the dignity and respect everyone deserves.

Our Valued Staff

  • H.M. Hank Forbes Jr.

    H.M. Hank Forbes Jr., Owner/Funeral Director

    Hank first started his funeral industry career at the age of 14, working after school at Henderson Funeral Home in his hometown of Crawfordville, Florida. After high school, he spent three years in the US Army before deciding that he would go to mortuary college. In 1990 Hank graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta. Since, he has worked for corporate owned and independently owned funeral homes. Hank's love of the funeral service comes from caring for and helping families in their time of need. He makes every effort to treat each individual family with the dignity and respect he would expect his own family to recieve.
    Hank and his wife Dana have a son Hawke, and are members of Christian Fellowship Temple in Macclenny. Hank also has two daughters, Amy and Jillian, and a granddaughter, Baylee and grandson Braylon.

  • Dana Forbes

    Dana Forbes, Office Manager and Funeral Assistant

  • Hawke Forbes

    Hawke Forbes, Funeral Assistant

    Hawke started working in the funeral industry at the age of 12, helping his dad with funerals.

    Hawke is a 2014 graduate of Baker County High School. Formerly a student at Florida Gateway College, he is now enrolled in the Funeral Services program at FSCJ, wrapping up his Associates of Science degree in Mortuary Science. In his free time, Hawke enjoys spending time with family and friends, riding in his Jeep, and following Florida State Seminole football.

    Hawke handles monument sales at the funeral home, as well as assisting on everyday operations.

  • Keith Mobley

    Keith Mobley, Operations Manager/Funeral Associate

    Keith Mobley is a lifelong resident of Lake City. After graduating from Columbia High School, he served in the Florida Army National Guard and has been with the Lake City Fire Department for the past thirty five years. Keith has been involved in the funeral industry for many years. Keith and his wife, Alice have 7 children and are blessed with 10 grandchildren. They also enjoy hunting and fishing in their spare time.

  • Beverly Gainey Wilford

    Beverly Gainey Wilford, Funeral Assistant

  • Richard Fish

    Richard Fish, Funeral Assistant

    Richard Fish is a native of Baker County, Florida and a 1971 graduate of Baker County High School. Richard retired in 2009 after working for the US Postal Service as a rural letter carrier for 33 ½ years. He has been a bi-vocational pastor for the past 30 years. He married the love of his life Ms. Pam Altman Fish in 1974 and together they have 3 beautiful daughters: Marie, Laura & Ida and have been blessed with 6 beautiful grandchildren. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary and enjoys going on the mission trips to Honduras and India. He spends his free time tending to his cattle and his tree farm. He enjoys serving and working with people and
    is an asset to or staff.