Richard Franklin Forester

richard forester

December 11, 1943 ~ November 26, 2005


Resided in: Asheville, NC

Richard F. Forester, 61, of 12 Hickory Drive, Asheville, died Saturday, November 26, 2005, at his home. Mr. Forester was a native of Catawba County and was a son of Ada G. Forester of Asheville and the late James Forester. He was a 1962 graduate of Clyde A. Erwin High School, an Army veteran and was retired after 32 years with the US Postal Service. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed NASCAR Racing. He was a loving husband and father and is survived, in addition to his mother, by his wife of 37 years, Geraldine M. Forester; five daughters, Pamela Forester and her husband, Roger, of Cruso, Lisa Rogers and her husband, Johnny, of Asheville, Joy Hollifield and her husband, Jimmy, of Weaverville, Kristy Sluder and her husband, David, of Leicester, and Laura Forester of the home; seven grandchildren, Brittany, Jonathan, Hanna, Joshua, Jesse, Cody and Kaytlynn; and two brothers, Kenneth Forester of Asheville and Clifton Forester and his wife, Wanda, of Georgia. He is also survived by his special friends at the West Buncombe BP Station and by his two dogs, Sugar and Mae-Ling. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Ronnie Owen officiating. Burial will be at the NC State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain. His family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service and suggest that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville Street Mall, Two Hanover Square, Suite 1600, Raleigh, NC 27601.

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  1. My sincere sympathy to your entire family. I use to live across the street on Hazel Mill Rd and went to Erwin with Dickie and Kenneth. The years pass by so fast. Dickie will truly be missed.

  2. Geraldine and girls, We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Dick. Please know that your family is in our prayers. Jennifer,Scott, and Tracy Lee

  3. Lisa, Geraldine & Family,

    I was so sorry to hear about Dick. He was such a good friend to Daddy and will be missed very much.
    You are all in my prayers and please know that our family is here if you need anything at all.

    Love,
    Sabrina Watson

  4. Kristy, Laura and Family,
    We are so sorry about your dad. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and if there is anything we can do please let us know.
    We Love You
    Abby, Aaron and AnnsLeigh Adkins

  5. To Kristy & Dave and the Forester Family:

    We are truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Kristy, you know how we feel about you and Dave, if you need anything just let us know. May God be with you during this time.

    Sincerely, The Dodd Family
    Darryl, Darlene & Kristy

  6. Kristy, Laura, and All of the Forester Family,

    My heart goes out to you all.You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. May you find strength in your faith, family, and friends. Please call on me if there is anything I can do for any of you.

    With Love,
    Ashley Russell

  7. To all the Forester family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May God bless you all.

  8. To Ken Forester: Ken, I was sorry to learn of the loss of your brother. My condolences to you and to your mother. Please express my sympathy to his family although it would have been many years ago when I met Richard. God’s love and peace to all of you.

  9. Laura, Kristy & David….
    Sorry to hear of your loss. I know that it was a shock to all !!

    Ken & friends at the Hair Studio.

  10. Knew Dickie since first grade..spent many hours playing ball at Emma and hunting on Ben Lippen Mountain with him…visited many times in my youth at his home on Hazel Mill Rd…He was a really good person and I will miss him. G Smith

  11. Dickie and I went to High School together. He was insturmental in getting me my first full time job with Western Carolina Tractor Co. We worked together there until Dickie went into the service.

    My prayers and thoughts are with the family during this time. MAY GOD BLESS EACH ONE OF YOU!

  12. Kristy, I am sorry about your dad. My prayers are with you and your family. Love Treva Pressley

  13. Kristy & David and family – I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I can not imagine. You are in our prayers and thoughts. If we can do anything at all, please let us know.
    Your friends,
    BJ, Gene and Carta Freeman

  14. Geraldine and Girls, Sorry to hear of the loss of Dickie,I have known him for 55 years,and was a good friend. Mike

  15. Forester Ladies and Family,
    I am extremely heartbroken for each of you. Leaning on God and on each other will help you each get through this sad time. Please know that I am here if any of you need anything.
    Love,
    Cristy

  16. I SHARED MANY MEMORIES THROUGHOUT OUR SCHOOL YEARS WITH DICK. PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES AND I KNOW THAT HE WILL BE TRULY MISSED.

  17. I am so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. We lived in the same neighborhood and went to Erwin High School together. We never forget our classmates. Our thoughts and prayers are with you..

  18. Laura and Family – I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Laura please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you. I love you.
    Amy

  19. Geraldine and Family , we were so sorry to hear about Dickie passing away…our hearts go out to all of you and you will be in our prayers..Im sorry we didnt know about it earlier…….God bless all of you…..

  20. Laura and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I feel your pain and would do anything if I could take it away from you. Lean on God, Family and Friends we are all here for you. Please call if you need me. We love you and May God bless you.

  21. Aunt Geraldine, Laura, Kristy, Pam, Joy, Lisa, and Family. Even though i was there with you all this weekend, i want all of you to know that I LOVE you dearly. I wish i did not have to leave because i felt a comfort bond around the family, something i have never experienced before. I want all of you to know that I will be here for all of you always. May God be with us all, and bless us. We have a great family and i want to make a promise that i will be around more often. I love you guys.

    Love always,
    Ryan Forester
    aka Green Scrubs :o)

  22. Aunt Geraldine, Laura, Kristy, Pam, Joy, Lisa, and Family. Even though i was there with you all this weekend, i want all of you to know that I LOVE you dearly. I wish i did not have to leave because i felt a comfort bond around the family, something i have never experienced before. I want all of you to know that I will be here for all of you always. May God be with us all, and bless us. We have a great family and i want to make a promise that i will be around more often. I love you guys.

    Love always,
    Ryan Forester
    aka Green Scrubs :o)


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