Oliver Forrow, 23 years old and our beloved son, passed away last Saturday April 7th in the early morning hours.
Oliver was born in Bristol, England on May 5th, 1994. He arrived two weeks late. Being just a bit late was to be a theme throughout his short life.
After starting school at Crossways primary in Thornbury he moved with his family to Indianapolis in 2001, attending Fishers Junior HS before attending High school at Hamilton South-Eastern.
Oliver graduated High School in 2012 then attended Ball State and IUPUI; finally graduating from Kelley school of Business with a double major in Business and International studies. Oliver rightly credited his mother’s administrative and driving skills for helping his success and overcoming his ability to always arrive at school late (slightly).
In January 2018 Oliver started his first job with the Buckeye Chemical Company as a field sales representative. They really saw Ollie starting to blossom. He was doing something he loved, meeting and talking to people and quickly building positive relationships. In his short time he had already hit his targets and was being aligned for a fast track progression. Oliver was rightly proud of that; as we all will be forever.
Oliver went through all the typical teen phases of skateboarding, old pop music, heavy rock, contemporary music and even becoming world ranked as an X Box FIFA champion.
A common thread through his life was a love for Soccer. He was an ardent fan of Arsenal soccer club and himself played for his High School, both Fishers and Indiana Premier Soccer Clubs as well as spending a short spell with Westfield. He made many lifelong friends through school and sport.
Oliver in his mid-teens developed Epilepsy; whilst this impacted his health he never let it inhibit how he lived or behaved. This showed tremendous fortitude and character.
Probably for the first time in his life Ollie has arrived early somewhere; I pray he is at God’s front door now. Ollie is probably as amazed as we are, that he got there early. We wish with all hearts he had not, of course, but hope that he is watching us all right now and is at peace; probably playing on an Xbox.
Oliver is survived and very much missed by his Mum Deborah, Father Nick and his younger siblings Joseph and Sophie.
Oliver’s funeral is at Holy Spirit of Geist; 10350 Glasier Way, Fishers, IN 46037 on April 20th.
There will be a visitation starting at 12 noon, followed by a mass at 2pm.
This will be a celebration of Oliver’s life themes of having fun, love and friendship. ……………………………….Even Tottenham Soccer Club fans are welcome.
Oliver wouldn’t want flowers but rather donations made online, at “www.epilepsy.com”.
At the very top of their web page, near the centre, is a “Donate” button. On the next page, check the box that says “This gift is dedicated to someone special”, you can then enter Oliver Forrow, and the Forrow family email of firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also enter a message. Below this is where the donor would enter their details.
This would be truly wonderful way to help combat the condition and help other sufferers.