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Wade E. Forester Jr.


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Wade E. Forester Jr. Obituary
Wade E. Forester. Jr.
July 27, 1935-January 31, 2015.
Friends are invited for a time of visitation with the family Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 6 to 8 in the evening in the Cherry Drawing Room at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Mr. Wade will be laid to rest Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Roscoe Cemetery in Roscoe, Texas.
Wade was born in Roscoe, TX to Wade Edwin & Marjorie Neblett Forester. He descended from Roscoe settlers, WEB McBurnett, Aaron Liberty Forester and Valentine Forester, and of Stephenville's early settlers from the Cain, Jones, Jowell, Neblett & Sloan families. Following his 1953 graduation from Sweetwater High School, Wade attended Texas Tech and Hardin Simmons University. He married Barbara Abbott on September 7, 1957. After his 1958-61 service in the US Army at Fort Lewis, WA, he served in the National Guard reserve at Sweetwater where he was Service Manager at Forester Chevrolet. He moved to Hurst, TX, in 1968, where he was a forklift service mechanic until his retirement. He was a member of The Crusaders Class at First Baptist Church of Hurst, TX. Wade served as a Leader for each of his sons' Boy Scout Troops, and was a frequent supporter of any sport or fine arts activity in which his children and grandchildren participated. He hauled many folding chairs, umbrellas & coolers to numerous swim meets and soccer, baseball, volleyball & football games, and rarely missed a band, choir or theater performance.
Wade dealt with lymphoma and dementia in the same way that he dealt with the good times in his life - quietly, with grace and the assurance of salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Always a gentle man, he taught his sons well how to love their wives and children as well as how to honor their wives' extended families. As are many true west Texas men, he was drawn to water. Family vacations included access to ski boats, sailboats, or touring tall ships and military vessels. He was happiest driving a ski boat with one or more of his offspring skipping wakes behind him. He leaves a legacy of love, honor and respect for God, family, friends, and country.
Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 57 years Barbara Forester; sons: Warren and wife Rae Ann of Grand Prairie, TX, and Scott and wife Elizabeth of Bedford, TX; grandchildren: Aaron and wife Diana, Kayte, Sarah, and Ethan Forester; sister: Valentine Walkup of Henrietta, TX.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Feb. 6, 2015
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