James Harry Forbes
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James Harry Forbes
  • January 15, 1927 - December 24, 2017
  • Orlando, Florida

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James Harry Forbes, Age 90 of Orlando, Fl passed away on December 24, 2017. He was born in Chicago, Ill on January 15 1927. Jim graduated from Farragut High School in 1945 and received a Bachelors degree from Stetson University. He was married to Nancy Forbes on August 21, 1981. Jim worked for Penn Mutual Insurance for 52 years as an insurance agent and financial adviser. Jim served in the Army Air Corp from 1945 to 1947 in Germany at the end of World War 2. He loved baseball and played as a firstbase man. Before he went into the Army AirCorp, he signed a professional baseball contract with the Chicago Cubs Organization. He played 7 years in the Chicago Cubs system and made it to Triple AAA. He did have the opportunity to try out and play in Wrigley Field for the majors but didn't make it. He managed baseball for the Florida State League for 1 year. Jim's passion was baseball and golf. He was a good golfer with a low handicap. .He was survived by his children Rick, Cindy and Jim, Grandchildren Jason, Emily, Courtney, Richard and Maggie, Great grandchildren Charlie, Maddie and Miles. Funeral arrangements will be held at 2:30 on Dec. 30, 2017 at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home 7520 Aloma Ave Winter Park 32792, Visitation is on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.