Colby Emerson Forsythe, 38, of Nixa, Missouri went to be with our Lord on June 20, 2022. Colby was born in Fulda, Germany to Chris Forsythe and Charlene Smith on November 29, 1983.
Colby was, above all else, a passionate man when it involved his family and friends. He unapologetically loved his family and put their needs and happiness well before all other aspects of his life. To be in his circle was to know true unconditional love. His two children, four-year-old daughter Aiden Rae Forsythe and three-year-old son Christian Emerson Forsythe, were his most treasured accomplishments and the pride of his existence. He loved his children beyond any and all measure. He beamed with happiness when with them and when speaking of them. The fierce love for his children and family was one of his most admirable traits. Whilst Colby intentionally kept his inner circle small, it was poignantly clear to those within that circle he provided true unconditional love and support.
Colby had a piercingly witty sense of humor. Upon meeting him for the first time he would likely introduce himself as, “Hi, I’m Colby. Like the cheese!” This was sure to be followed by a side grin and then a content smile. He was insanely intelligent and this was an attribute that was apparent throughout his life and a feature he was proud of. He enjoyed breakfast and dinner out with family and friends, long intense debates about a wide range of topics, and working on various types of machines and automotives.
Before Colby passed away, he selflessly registered to become an organ donor to save as many lives as he could. At the time of his passing, he was able to directly save the lives of many individuals in need of vital lifesaving organs. Colby will continue to live on not only through this altruistic donation of life but also in the hearts and souls of those still on this earth.
Colby is survived by his father Chris Forsythe (North Carolina); his mother and dad Charlene and Rick Smith (Nixa); sister Constance and husband Robert Tomberlin (Alabama); the mother of his children Christine Cutrell; his four-year-old daughter Aiden Rae Forsythe; his three-year-old son Christian Emerson Forsythe; aunt Barbara Hundley (Nixa); aunt Sandra and husband Reggie Landrum (Alabama); grandparents Bruce and Priscilla Butler (North Carolina); along with extended family and lifelong friends.
Colby is preceded in death by his grandfather and grandmother Charles and Lanell Hundley and by Grandfather Clyde Forsythe.
"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.” Washington Irving
I Corinthians 13
"4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away."
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorable donations are sent to Bank of Missouri in Ozark, Missouri to benefit his two children Aiden and Christian. To donate, please call and request the Colby Forsythe memorial fund. The family is appreciative and humbled by the outpouring of love and sympathy from his friends, coworkers, and the community.