Charles Forgraves (November 19, 1943 - September 23, 2023)

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Charles Forgraves
  • November 19, 1943
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  • September 23, 2023

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Loved Husband, Stepfather, Grandpa, and Friend, Charles Raymond Forgraves, of Daytona Beach, passed away Saturday September 23, 2023, peacefully at his home in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was 79.

Charlie, the son of Raymond and Marion Forgraves, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on November 19, 1943. He attended Father Lopez High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was a Lifeguard on Daytona Beach, soon afterwards he joined the Daytona Beach Fire Department where he served for 20 years. He finished his career as the owner of the Bait Shack in Port Orange.

Charlie’s passions were fishing, football, and family. He was also a member of the American Legion #361

Survivors include, his lovely wife of over 26 years Patricia Forgraves, his three sons, Michael Scott Swanson (Tami), James Joseph Tyrcha (Crystal) and Jeffrey John Tyrcha (Wendy); grandchildren, Mitchell Saunders (Dinah), Matthew Connolly (Jordan), Cody Tyrcha, Rachel Connolly, Dalton Tyrcha, Skylar Swanson, Taylor Tyrcha, Audrianna Chapman and great-grandchildren Layla Connolly, Adaline Saunders, Evan Connolly and Wyatt Saunders.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2023 12:30 pm at American Legion #361.


American Legion Post #361
2648 South Ridgewood Avenue, South Daytona, Florida 32119
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Date & Time:
November 19, 2023 at 12:30 PM

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  1. Gary Boone says:
    15 Dec 2023
    I miss you my Best friend, You were the best. You will never be forgotten. RIP till i get there.

  2. Gidget Fitzpatrick says:
    26 Oct 2023
    Pat, just saw this today. I am so sorry for your loss. Charlie was such a good friend to Dan. I thought of him often. You are in my prayers. Love, Gidget & Raymond.

  3. Wendy T says:
    25 Oct 2023
    Charlie, our bonus father in law and grandpa, we will miss your witt, and your warm smile. I wonder, who will keep the family from reaching defcon 5? Please keep watch from above and don't let us get too out of hand! Until we meet again, God speed.
    Jeff, Wendy, Dalton and Taylor

  4. Tami Swanson says:
    20 Oct 2023
    We miss you and love you!
    Til we meet again…XO

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