Donald “Donnie” Joe Forrester, 69, of Hazen, Arkansas went to be with His heavenly Father on Saturday, December 24th, 2022. He was born on April 3rd, 1953 to Lynn and Aliene Forrester. He retired as a firefighter after 29 years of serving the Little Rock Fire Department. He also retired as a member of the Army National Guard after 35 years, serving overseas in one tour in Iraq. His life was marked by his service and love for his community, country, God, and his family.
Donnie was always looking for opportunities to use the gifts God gave him. He loved playing softball, singing, cheering on the Razorbacks and Hornets, and visiting his kids and grandkids.
Donnie was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Dolores Lynn Perry, and niece, Tania Bush. He is survived by his beloved partner, Darlene Stone; daughter, Carrie Neldon (Mitchell) of Fayetteville; his son, Douglas Forrester (Kelly) of Rogers; grandchildren, Ruby Neldon, Miles Neldon, and Jasper Neldon; brother-in-law, Danny Perry of Ward; nephews, Jamie Felts (Annette) of Hazen and David Perry of Ward; nephew-in-law, Huey Bush and a host of great nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, December 29th, 2022 at Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen. Visitation will be from 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. followed by services officiated by Bro. Christian Van Houten, Bro. Mitchell Neldon, and Bro. Dennis Smith. Burial will follow at Hazen Cemetery.