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Burl "Buddy" Forgey, III

August 12, 1940 — April 16, 2024

 Burl “Buddy” Forgey, III, a native of Morgan City and a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at the age of 83. He was a valued member of the 1957 MCHS State Championship football team and went on to earn track and football scholarships while attending USL. Later, he obtained a B.A. in Economics from Nicholls State University. Buddy dedicated 30 years of his life to the Texaco Oil Company, where he excelled as a Supervisor of Offshore Production. Beyond his professional achievements, he found joy in golf, sports, cooking, and hosting gatherings for his beloved family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Ann Forgey; devoted son, Burl E. Forgey, IV, M.D. (Lisa A. Diehl, M.D.); cherished grandchildren, Elizabeth Diehl Forgey, M.D. (David Neal Thompson, M.D.), Burl Eugene Forgey, V, Henry Richard Forgey, and George Clarence Forgey; caring sisters, Beryl Ann Forgey Olhasso (Pete Olhasso) and Karen Forgey Boudreaux (Dennis Paul Boudreaux); supportive brother, Don Paul Forgey (Jane Forgey); numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Nola Fontenberry, Jane and Ray Pilot, and Stanley Plessala.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred “Mim” Robicheaux Forgey and Burl E. Forgey, Jr.; and sister, Pamela Forgey Dublin (Steve Dublin).

A visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Kevin Babin, Dr. Chris McCanless, and Dr. John McLachlan for their exceptional and compassionate care.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note for the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Burl "Buddy" Forgey, III, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Saturday, April 20, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home

11817 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 20, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home

11817 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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