Gary Michel Forcier, 61, of Saluda, passed away at his mountain ìShabinî on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 following a sudden illness. He was born in Leavenworth, Kansas on May 18, 1950, a son of the late Lowell A. Forcier and Betty Jo Campbell Forcier. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Donna Jo Demoss.
A resident Henderson County since 2008, he retired from Dolphin Head Golf Club on Hilton Head Island where he was a golf professional. He loved soccer and Tarheel basketball and driving fast on mountain roads. He was a talented guitarist and percussionist. He created a warm and loving home with his two hands and his heart.
Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Ellen Nabers Forcier; their three daughters, Jacqueline, Elizabeth and Katie; one grandson, Jamie; one sister, Diana Jo Hinton; and two brothers, Tom, Denny, and Tony.
A memorial service will be held at 4pm on Sunday, January 22 at the Church of the Transfiguration, 72 Charles Street, Saluda, NC. The Reverend Paula C. Morton will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Humane Society, PO Box 706, Hendersonville, NC 28793.