Curtis Forrest “Turtle”

Curtis Forrest of Cleveland Ohio, formerly Hobart Indiana, known to family and friends as “Turtle” passed away on August 27,2018 at the age of 32.

He is survived by father, Jeff Forrest; mother, Tammy Forrest; daughter, Jailynn Madison; sister, Jennifer; and many more who loved him. He is preceded in death by his love, Amber Winn.

I could tell you how kind he was, how he enjoyed working with his hands, how he loved deeply. I could tell you how much he will be so very missed by his loved ones, how our grieving and emptiness will never fully go away. But I won’t. I will tell you there were times he would do anything and everything for you and then be filled with such doubt there was only one solution. He struggled everyday with addiction, with who he was, with how he got here in life. He struggled with his past and present and the unknown of his future. His life had been a roller coaster of pain and happiness. His addiction was always the problem he couldn’t solve. While we will miss him for who he once was, we find comfort knowing his struggles and pain are over. He is finally free, inside and out.

“God, Please help set aside everything I think I know about myself, my disease, 12 steps, and you God, so I may have an open mind and a new experience of all these things. Please let me see the truth.”

Interment private.