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.