Thomas “Tommy” Albert Forrester

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Thomas “Tommy” Albert Forrester, 80 of Hazen, went home to be with our Lord on October 1, 2020. He was born October 18, 1939 in Dearborn, Michigan to Albert and Jo Ara Thomas Forrester. When Tommy was 6 years old, his family moved to Hazen where he grew up and lived all of his life.

He attended and graduated from Hazen High School and attended Ouachita Baptist University. He also joined and served in the Army National Guard.

One of Tommy’s many passions was singing and playing his guitar. His love for music began when he was introduced as a small boy to Roy Rogers, The Singing Cowboy.

In 1965 he married Patsy Ann Baker and they enjoyed traveling Arkansas during those years singing and playing music. They had three children. Tommy began his career as a parts salesman at Westerfield Chevrolet in Hazen. He retired from Russell Chevrolet in Sherwood, Arkansas and enjoyed working around his home and spending time with his family and friends.

Tommy will always be remembered for his genuine kindness and his big smile. He never met a stranger and his legacy will live forever in everyone who knew and loved him. His love for God was deep and sincere and he attended Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen.

Preceding him in death were his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Jerry Sanders; brother-in-law, Steve Wujs and his grandson, Noah Benjamin Besancon who we know have all welcomed him home with loving arms.

Tommy is survived by his two sisters, Phyllis Wujs of Hazen and Kaye Park and husband, Jack of Hot Springs; three children, Tamara Dabney and husband, Johnny of Hazen, Misti Besancon and husband, Joe of Hazen and Cory Forrester of Hazen. He was blessed to have loved his six grandchildren and 4 great-grandsons.

Tommy was a great Daddy, Papaw, and Friend.

Visitation for Tommy will be from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M., Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, October 5, 2020 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen. Burial will be in the Hazen Cemetery.

16 thoughts on “Thomas “Tommy” Albert Forrester”

  1. Angela, Korbin & Bernard Burton

    Sorry for your loss. Our family will be praying for you & with you. God Bless you!

  2. Dean and Laura Tarry

    So very sorry for your loss.our thoughts are with you and the family at this tragic time.

  3. Durinda Gammill

    I am so sorry to see this about Tommy. He was a friend and such a gentle, kind person. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

  4. Debi Hart White

    Oh, how I always loved Mr. Tommy! He was quick with a smile and a kind word. Please know of my prayers for all of you!

  5. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Tommy’s. He will be missed. May God hold you close to him and give you his peace. Love to all.

  6. Another friend who has gone to meet our Lord. Enjoyed working with Tommy and just being his friend. He was one of the finest people I’ve ever met. RIP my friend and many prayers for your family.

  7. So very sorry for the loss of Tommy. He was such a kind and friendly person . Many prayers for his family.

  8. Mathew Drazek & Family

    Our hearts, thoughts & prayers go out to all of the Forrester Family. I knew him as Uncle Tommy and was only blessed to have met him a handful of times; in my life. My fondest memories of him are that he was one of the rare breeds of person that’s mere presence & warm energies could put a smile on your face. He was a Family Man & hard working one too… i know that is where my cousin Cory gets it from. I know he is smiling down from the heavens above upon us all.
    All of our love,
    -the Mathew, Carmen, Quinn, Dashiell, Emmerich & Eddie

  9. Billy and Gail Booth

    As Tommy Forrester’s mailman from 1996 to 2007, I had the pleasure of seeing him quite often at that time. He was always friendly, considerate, and helpful. Hazen and Prairie County are blessed to have had people such as Tommy Forrester as citizens. Our thoughts and prayers continue for his family.

  10. James and Sara Weddle

    So sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. We have many happy memories of Tommy from school days forward. He always had a big smile and was glad to see you regardless of how many years had passed. Our sympathy to Kay, Phyllis, and the rest of Tommy’s family.

  11. I just heard of Tommy’s death and am so sorry for the loss of Tommy. He always met people with a genuine smile and greeting. Growing up we knew Tommy as a part of our First Baptist Church group. Condolences to Kaye and Jack Park, Phyllis and all of Tommy’s family who will miss him dearly.

  12. Gretchen Garrison

    So very sorry for your loss. He was such a good man with a big heart. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, Gretchen

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