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Forrest Garrison Utley

Service Date: May 28, 2022
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington
Service Info: Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington
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Forrest Garrison Utley, 87, died Saturday, May 1, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Ft. Thomas, KY, after a brief illness. Mr. Utley was born on September 23, 1934, in Franklin, Simpson Co., KY to the late Forrest Thomas and Emma Ida (Steger) Utley and was the youngest of five children.

He had a successful 39-year career at Cincinnati Gas & Electric, participating the transition of this company to Cinergy and later, Duke Energy. In his role as area supervisor, Utley managed many significant projects during his long tenure with this company.

Mr. Utley graduated from Wilmington University, Wilmington, Ohio with a BA in business administration. During his time in Wilmington, he was active in a prison ministry at Lebanon Correctional, helping inmates to develop tools to manage finances after release.  After his retirement, he spent winter months in Dunedin, FL where he developed a network of lifelong friends.  An avid golfer, Utley participated in teams in both Florida and Kentucky where he enjoyed being with close colleagues.

He is preceded in death by sisters, Ida Augusta Eastom, Audrey R. Utley and Sophia Hughes, brother Roy Utley, half-sisters Dorothy Dunaway, Louise Freeman and half-brother Ralph Utley.

His survivors include his daughters, Kimberlee (Ben) Pedigo, Ripley, Ohio, Lisa (David) Ho, Lexington, KY, sons, Forrest Joseph (Susan) Utley, Rabbit Hash, KY and Eric (Rhonda) Utley, Covington, KY. Grandchildren, Harrison Pedigo, Ripley, OH, Katherine Pedigo, Cincinnati, OH, Sophia Grace Pedigo, Ripley, OH, Elena Ho, Lexington, KY, Anna Ho, Lexington, KY, Lauren Ho, Lexington, KY, Brandon Utley, Covington, KY and Jenna Utley, Covington, KY.  Half-sisters, Joann Vorberger, Florence, KY, Carol Horn, Covington, KY, half-brothers, Earl Utley, Dry Ridge, KY and Otis Utley, Florence, KY.

Funeral arrangements are provided by Linnemann Funeral Homes, www.linnemannfuneralhomes.com.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022, from 10am to 11am with services to follow  at the Linnemann Funeral Home location on 1940 Burlington Pike, Burlington, Kentucky with internment at a later date.

Saturday
28
May
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington

1940 Burlington Pike
BURLINGTON, KY 41005
Saturday
28
May
11:00 am

Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington

1940 Burlington Pike
BURLINGTON, KY 41005

Forrest Garrison Utley

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Thursday
1
January
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Forrest Garrison Utley


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Old friend

Sorry to read about George. Haven’t been in contact with your family for years but think of you often. Your parents long time friends, Don and Gilta Koop


Sympathy

To Forest’s family. I am so sorry for your loss. Forest was quite a fixture at Colonial Heights. He had such a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed teasing me whenever I would get in his way. It was a pleasure to know him. He will be greatly missed. Fly high, Forest, you have earned your wings.
Shirley Casey