A home going celebration service for Rev. Forrest Post was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Mt. Union Baptist Church, in Spearsville. Interment
followed in the church cemetery. A time of visitation was held at the church from
5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
Bro. Forrest, a Southern Baptist minister for almost 65 years, passed away, Saturday,
June 6, 2015, at the Reeves Memorial Medical Center in Bernice, at the age of 87. He was surrounded by his loving family as he entered into the “joy of the Lord.”
Bro. Post is preceded in death by: His parents, J.W. and Odessa Post; and a sister Fern Tipton.
He is survived by: His loving and devoted wife of over 70 years, Celeste Nash Post; two daughters – Denise Boatright and husband Buddy and Donna Langley and husband Steve; four sons – Jim Post and wife Carol, Steve Post and wife Angelique, Marc Post, and Tim Post and wife Carmen; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and former church members to whom he has faithfully ministered for many, many years.
Bro. Forrest was licensed to the Gospel ministry in September 1946 and ordained in December 1947 by the Camp Creek Baptist Church. He was a 1969 graduate of Louisiana Tech University. Bro. Post was the true picture of a servant of God, having faithfully pastored for many, many years. He served as pastor of Mt Sterling Baptist Church of Bernice, Calvary Baptist Church of Jennings, Wayside Baptist Church, of Pollock, Corinth Baptist Church of Dubach, Mt. Patrick Baptist Church of, Bernice, Mt. Union Baptist Church of Spearsville, and Camp Creek Baptist Church of Spearsville, where he was still a member.
His ministry and desire to share the Gospel allowed him to preach many revivals over the years. He served in every capacity available in the Concord/Union Association and
was instrumental in obtaining and serving on the board of directors of Harris Baptist Encampment in Homer. He also served on numerous committees of the Louisiana
Baptist Convention and its Executive Board. He was also graced with the privilege of preaching worldwide as he traveled to South Korea, Africa and Brazil on numerous
mission trips during the course of his ministry.
Bro. Forrest was the epitome of a servant of God. He leaves a legacy of devotion and love for the Lord to, not only his family, but to all those who knew and loved him.
The family owes a great debt of gratitude to Marc Post, who was more than a son to his father. He was his constant companion and caregiver to the very end. The family also
offers its heartfelt appreciation to Jennifer Brown, who lovingly cared for Bro. Forrest and allowed him to spend his last years in the comfort of the home he loved.
Serving the family as pallbearers were grandsons – Gregory Post, Josh Post, Casey Jackson, Matt Bowman, Chad Jackson and Jacob Post.
He will truly be missed, but Heaven is now an even sweeter place because he now resides with the Savior whom he loved, served, and faithfully preached about for
so many years.
“To God be the glory, great things He has done!”