About the Campaign
Terrence A. Forbes was born October 24, 1966, in Hopkinsville, Ky to the late. Mr. & Mrs. Forbes. He attended the Christian County school district whereupon his high school years, became a talented football player and was the member of the 1984 State Championship team. After graduation, Terrence received numerous scholarship offers but made the decision to attend Southeast Missouri State University under the direction of head coach, Bob Smith. Terrence was a standout strong safety who had tenacity, hard work and the hitting ability that earned him the nickname “Killer Forbes,” while attending and playing at SEMO. Terrence was a team player, and he socialized with many teammates, students, teachers and the general public in the Cape Girardeau area. The nickname of “Killer” was not only for his hits on the field but also for the killer smile he displayed when he met someone. Terrence received several honors while at SEMO and he was an active member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University. First preference will be for children of Southeast former football alumni majoring in a discipline within Health and Human Services. Second preference is for children of former football alumni. If no one meets the above criteria, the scholarship may be awarded to a current football athlete.
Terrence’s obituary reads, “ While Terrence was a proud father of 5, he carried the mantle of fatherhood to all kids and teens. He connected with them on a level that only he could. He was a family man, Sigma brother, teammate, coach, Priesthood holder, and a friend to all. He loved family gatherings, BBQ’s, football (the NFL Steeler’s), basketball, food, and cooking.” These were the qualities that we knew of Terrence in college, and that he improved upon and took into his family and community life.
To his children, Brianna Marie, Terrence Dallen, Aniya Ann, Emerson Thomas, and Jada Kathleen, your dad will be missed greatly, but this Memorial is a testament to the many lives your dad has touched. This Memorial will honor the memory of Terrence, and the memory of other football players that have lost their lives too soon. It will also honor their children and families with the intent of providing structured guidance to education, social equality, team building, friendship and most importantly, FAMILY.