Gary Michel Forcier

May 18, 1950 - January 17, 2012
Gary Michel Forcier

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Gary Michel Forcier, 61, of Saluda, passed away at his mountain ìShabinî on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 following a sudden illness. He was born in Leavenworth, Kansas on May 18, 1950, a son of the late Lowell A. Forcier and Betty Jo Campbell Forcier. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Donna Jo Demoss.

A resident Henderson County since 2008, he retired from Dolphin Head Golf Club on Hilton Head Island where he was a golf professional. He loved soccer and Tarheel basketball and driving fast on mountain roads. He was a talented guitarist and percussionist. He created a warm and loving home with his two hands and his heart.

Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Ellen Nabers Forcier; their three daughters, Jacqueline, Elizabeth and Katie; one grandson, Jamie; one sister, Diana Jo Hinton; and two brothers, Tom, Denny, and Tony.

A memorial service will be held at 4pm on Sunday, January 22 at the Church of the Transfiguration, 72 Charles Street, Saluda, NC. The Reverend Paula C. Morton will officiate.

Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Humane Society, PO Box 706, Hendersonville, NC 28793.

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  • January 23, 2012
    Charles Pery says:
    Dear Ellen, I was so sorry to learn of Gary's passing. I remember him coming to work for me back in the early years here on Hilton Head (1976?. He was an excellent employee and well liked. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless you all. Charles

  • January 03, 2019
    Denny Forcier says:
    I've so many wonderful memories of my brother. Never met a kinder man. All were blessed who were fortunate enough to have come in contact with him. Love forever, brother Denny

  • December 09, 2014
    Bo Emery says:
    Expressions of Sympathy Bo Emery has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.

  • December 04, 2014
    Red Miller says:
    Sorry it took so long to find out Gary had passed. I remember him as a kind and gentle soul. He was my first golf teacher and friend. Prayers for Ellen and family.

  • February 17, 2013
    Juliette Daring says:
    Just found this article. I am so sorry for your loss & wish there was something that I could do to make it better. Marcia & me speak of old times often. Both of us are on facebook. Feel free to contact me at any time. God bless you & your family. Juliette