Jeffery Lynn “Jeff” Forkum, 64, of the Barney Downs Road, Peru, died Thursday, April 14, 2022 at The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont. He was born in Nassawadox, Virginia, July 21, 1957, the son of the late, Tommie and Ethel (Gladden) Forkum. He graduated from Peru Central School. For a time, Jeff worked as an aircraft refueler. He was known as quite the story teller. Jeff enjoyed visiting with people and sharing stories of his travels and experiences. He also enjoyed the breeze as he drove his convertible mustang throughout the North Country. Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Susan Forkum of Rochester, New Hampshire. A graveside service will be held Monday, May 16, 2022 at Noon in God’s Acre Cemetery in Peru with Rev. Dr. Kenneth Parker, officiating. Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.