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 nearly 40 years of funeral industry experience. H. M. "Hank" Forbes Jr and his staff are committed to providing quality, dignified services at the most understanding prices in the area.

Hank Forbes worked for many years in the funeral industry, both for independently owned and corporately owned funeral homes. In 2010, he decided that there was a need for a funeral home in Macclenny, where he had been a resident since 2003 and worked for several years prior. He knew that the community deserved a funeral home they could rely on for dedicated service, while maintaining an understanding cost. 

We have served families at our current location since January of 2017. We continue to adjust and grow every day to further meet the needs of the families that we serve. 

Our Valued Staff

  • H.M. Hank Forbes Jr.

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

    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 receive.

    In his free time, Hank enjoys Florida State Seminoles football and spending time with family and friends. Hank has three children, Hawke, Amy and Jillian, as well as three grandchildren.

  • Hawke M.T. Forbes

    Hawke M.T. Forbes, Manager

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

    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 is the office manager in Macclenny and oversees everyday operations.

  • Keith Mobley

    Keith Mobley, Funeral Assistant

    Keith Mobley is a lifelong resident of Lake City. After graduating from Columbia High School, he served in the Florida Army National Guard and recently retired from the Lake City Fire Department after thirty seven 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.

  • Evan M. Barrett

    Evan M. Barrett, Funeral Assistant

    Evan Barrett is a lifelong resident of Baker County. A 2014 graduate of Baker County High School, Evan is a student at Florida Gateway College, currently enrolled in the Criminal Justice Program. He has plans to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. He is one of four brothers. In his spare time, Evan enjoys being active, Georgia Bulldog football and visiting family in Berrien County, GA. He has been working with Forbes Funeral Home as needed since 2014, but recently came to work full time in May of 2018. Evan takes pride in being able to serve his community.