William Forrest Muncher


William Forrest Muncher, 81, of Empire, Alabama passed away peaceful and ready, Monday Dec. 3, 2018, at his beloved home, surrounded by his wife and children.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at 6 p.m. today, Dec. 5, 2018, at New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home in Dora. A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at the Empire Church of God.

William Forrest Muncher was born March 21, 1937, in Phillips Town, Empire, one of nine children to Arthur Eugene Muncher and Delphia Lilliemae (Smith) Muncher. 

William Forrest was an Army veteran where he was stationed in South Korea for most of his tenure. He was a retired coal miner from Drummond Company where he worked at its Mary Lee #1 underground mine. In his life, he loved participating in or watching sports. He spent his personal time playing baseball and basketball as a youth and into his young adult years, then he loved attending the baseball, basketball and football games of his three sons.

Forrest is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Melba Willadean (Brown) Muncher; three sons, David (Kem) of Jasper, Richard of Gardendale and Jerry (Monica) of Jasper; six granddaughters, Meghan, Hannah, Hallie Grace, Salena, Caitlyn and Carlee; one grandson, Thornton; one great-grandson, Shaun Taylor; one brother, Raymond Muncher; one sister, Lorene Cordell; and many loving nieces, nephews and relatives. 

A special thank you to Southeast Hospice, Visiting Angels, his pastor and his neighbors for their loving care and concern in his final days.

New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home, Dora; (205) 648-2323