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Forrest Lee Piver

September 23, 1940 - October 12, 2021

Forrest Lee Piver, age 81, of Wilmington passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Davis Health Care.

He was born in Wilmington on September 23, 1940, to the late Robert McDonald Piver, Sr., and Juanita Harper Piver. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Lynda Rogers Piver, brother Robert McDonald Piver, Jr., and two sisters, Betty Ann Piver Sheppard and Mary Nell Piver Bowden.

Forrest Lee was a graduate of New Hanover High School and attended Wilmington College. He was an active Presbyterian and past member of Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church in Scotts Hill; a member of Wilmington Lodge #319 A.F. & A.M.; Sudan Shrine Temple; and the Wilmington Shrine Club. He was a proud veteran of the US Army. He had a career as a Professional Safety Manager in Construction.

Forrest Lee was a Past President of the Azalea City Kiwanis Club, and Past President of the Moores Creek Battleground Association. He was former High Commissioner of Clan Donald USA and was actively involved in Scottish Heritage organizations including the Wilmington Scottish Society.

Forrest Lee is survived by his wife, Betty Bateman Piver; one daughter, Harper Piver, and husband Robert Dean Lurie; two grandchildren, Dolly Lee Lurie and Dean Durant Lurie; one brother, E. Snow Piver, Sr., and wife Dorothy of Scotts Hill; along with nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

A memorial service will be held at Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church in Scotts Hill. The date and time are pending.

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