Forrest Neil Case, age 93, of Oak Ridge, died Tuesday, July 24, in Knoxville.
He was born June 11, 1919 in Mansfield, Ohio, the son of William E. and Mary Au Case.
Mr. Case came to Oak Ridge in 1944 and was a pioneer on the Manhattan Project. His name is listed on the Secret City Commemorative Walk plaque as being one of the early scientists of the Manhattan Project.
He retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he was a chemist who held several patents and co-authored several books.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Claudia Osborn Case, Oct. 17, 1979.
He is survived by sons, William David Case and wife Stella of Sevierville, and Dennis Russell Case of Oak Ridge; dear friend and companion, Kathleen Ward and her family of Knoxville; granddaughters, Michelle Cristina Kimmons and husband Joel of Atlanta, Ga., and Maria Stephanie Turpin and husband Paul of Knoxville; and by great-granddaughters, Lannea Jasmin Kimmons and, due to arrive in November, Lucy Turpin.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 26, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Weatherford Mortuary. A graveside service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Anderson Memorial Gardens with Chaplain Ernie Coleman officiating.
The family asks that memorials be made to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
An online guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.