Forrest Mitchell Stinson, 28, a native of Selma, AL and a resident of Daphne, AL, took his own life on Sunday, April 19, 2020.
Forrest was born December 5, 1991 in Selma, the son of Kevin and Susan Stinson. He attended several different schools and graduated from Gulf Shores High School in 2011 with a degree in mud riding and extraction of vehicles from previously mentioned mud. Businesses that were blessed to have Forrest as their favorite employee include Pirate’s Island, Gulf Coast Tools, Cooper Marine and Buffalo Marine Service.
What you need to know about Forrest if you have not had the pleasure of meeting him, is that he was one of the kindest, caring, hardest working people that you would ever meet. He loved kids and dogs and made new friends everywhere he went. His laugh was contagious and was like music to his mother’s ears. Forrest was always eager to help out however he could from changing a tire to switching out an engine. He was a lover of gadgets, being on the water, big watches, expensive tools, and Jeeps as long as they weren’t Wranglers.
Forrest, like his dad, was a man of many skills and he liked to impress people with how versatile he was. He could easily transition from being a tankerman, mechanic, photographer, best cook in the house, Jeep enthusiast, sail “blow” boater, amateur race car driver, to a miniature golf extraordinaire. In his spare time, he was busy making new friends, sharing a funny story, enjoying life, and somehow making sure that everyone in his life was doing OK.
Forrest is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James Dennis Stinson.
He is survived by his mother, Susan Stinson Barnes (Christopher); father, Kevin Stinson; paternal grandparents, Bobby and Janice Roseberry; maternal grandfather, Larry Lolley, maternal grandmother, Lynn Mitchell; brother, Nick Stinson; fiancée, Sarah Jane Zombori; his aunt & uncle, Cindi and Glenn Klein; as well as other relatives and lots of friends.
I want to thank all his friends that have reached out and expressed condolences for this great loss. I am praying for all of you and appreciate you for being in Forrest’s life. He loved every single one of you and would want you to continue living your best life possible.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hughes Funeral Home in Daphne. There will be a celebration of life held at a later date when we are allowed to gather in a larger group.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you would consider memorial donations being made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) that is based in Birmingham but serves all of Alabama at https://afsp.org/give-a-gift. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255, if you are having suicidal thoughts or know someone that is.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com.