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.