Monday, September 14, 2009

A Short Break

I will not be posting for the next two or three days. Please continue to remember my family in your prayers. I leave you with this obituary that I wrote. Bless you all, and thank you! Becky


Larry O’Brien Forrester, 78, lifetime resident of Cherokee County died on September 12, 2009 after a long battle with heart disease. Larry was the son of the late Clyde and Cliffie Cook Forrester. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Janie Medley Forrester, daughter and son-in-law Becky and Wayne Garrison of Cumming, son Tim Forrester of Canton, two grandsons, Gabriel Forrester and Dustin Forrester, both of the Canton area. He is also survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law Linda and Curt Gillespie of New Castle, New Hampshire and Ann and Mark Rogers of Alpharetta, Georgia.

Larry began driving trucks by the age of 9, sitting on a coke carton or bag of chicken feed to see over the hood of the truck. Trucking was his passion, and he logged over a million and a half miles without an accident. After retiring from the trucking business he worked in the local growing industry, eventually having his own small greenhouse business in Hickory Flat. He was always willing to lend a helping hand, and much loved by all who knew him. He will be sorely missed.

Services will be held at Darby Huey Funeral Home in Canton, with visitation Monday night, September 14th from 6pm until 8pm, and the going home service Tuesday September 15th at 2 pm, with Rev. Charles Davis and Rev. Claude Smithmier officiating. Interment will follow at the Hickory Flat cemetery.


Anonymous said...

Take the time you need Becky; I know the past months have been very difficult and I know your Mother will need you to help her adjust to this great loss also. It's a very touching obituary you wrote and I pray for all of you during this time.

LissyLou said...

Very touching words Becky xxxx

Ladybug in TN said...

What a beautiful tribute to your father's life. I could just see him as a little boy with overall on and a plaid shirt peeping over the steering wheel driving a truck. The interesting part was how did he reach the clutch to change gears and put on the brakes at the same time. He had to be able to balance himself well. He would be so proud that you lovingly wrote this about him for his final exit in his graduation ceremony.

With prayers for you,

Linda said...

Looking forward to your return... Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Sue said...

Dear Becky,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray for strength and comfort for you, your mom and your fmaily. Having stood in your shoes 13 years ago, I understand what you have been and are going through. Give yourself and your mom some time.