Timothy "Micah" Forbus, 24, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 24, 2010, at his home in Anchorage. A service with full military honors will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Community Covenant Church, 16123 Artillery Road, Eagle River.
Micah was born Feb. 26, 1986, in Blountstown, Fla., and moved to Alaska in 1995. He attended Chugiak High School and graduated from the Alaska Military Youth Academy.
He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on Oct. 28, 2003, and served three tours in Iraq before his honorable discharge in December 2007.
Micah was attending Charter College pursuing a bachelor's degree in criminal justice in hopes of joining the Drug Enforcement Administration upon his graduation.
Micah's parents said, "Our son was a true hero in every way, serving his country, community and his family. He will be greatly missed."
Micah will truly be missed by his New York family and friends who enjoyed Micah's humor and quick wit. They write: "We love (him). May he rest in peace with his baby brother Caz."
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Candy and Ray Mulholland of Eagle River; father and stepmother, Tim and Diana Forbus of Eagle River; brother, Travis Mulholland of Eagle River; grandparents, Sid and Neely Durant, Cazzie Hubert and Sue Pitts, all of Florida, Janice Forbus of Alabama, Alice Mulholland of Alaska; aunts, Shelia Forbus of Georgia, Connie Keathly and Cammie Bowlin of Florida; uncles, Kenny Forbus and Dwight Forbus of Alabama; great-aunt Orie Colvin.
Micah was preceded in death by his younger brother, Cazzie Forbus; grandfather, Wayne Forbus; great-grandparents, Mary and Cazzie Luvie Pitts and Erie Granger; great-uncle, Dan Colvin; and Mr. and Mrs. Berry.
Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel, www.janssenfuneralhomes.com.