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Charles Lee Forrest, age 88, of Susan, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; three children, Charles “Tony” (Julia) of Susan, Regina of Chesapeake, and Christie of Richmond, and a grandson, Anthony of Richmond.

Captain Forrest worked as a local waterman until he stretched out to begin his career in the commercial menhaden fishing industry on the Atlantic Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico. He boasts a career fish catch of over 1 billion fish.

He was active within the Mathews and Susan community his whole life. He was a lifelong member of Antioch Baptist Church in Susan, where he served as a trustee, usher, and caretaker.

A funeral will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. at Newington Baptist Church, Gloucester. A viewing will be on Friday, Dec. 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, Susan.

Arrangements by Forrest Brothers Funeral Home, Hudgins.