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John Dale Forrester

July 18, 1955 ~ November 7, 2017 (age 62)

Mr. John Dale Forrester was born on July 18, 1955 to the parentage of Mary Lea Lovelady and James Robert Forrester in Athens, Texas. He attended school in North Mesquite, Gladewater and graduated from Dallas Sunset. He continued his education at Dallas County Community College and Stratford College. He worked for Weiser Security. He also was an ordained minister. Mr. Forrester was a member of First Baptist Church of Gladewater. Mr. Forrester was preceded in death by his grandfathers, William Virgil Forrester and Marvin Carson Lovelady; grandmothers, Sarah Ellen Lauderdale and Eva Gay Buckelew; uncle, Marvin Lovelady; granddaughter, Christie Johnson; and son, Charles Tems, Jr. Left to cherish John’s memory are his wife, Esther Forrester; mother, Mary Cowan; father, James Robert Forrester; mother-in-law, Laura Allen; sister, Karen (Rick) Allen; brothers, Robert (Angie) Forrester and William (Billy) Shelby, daughter, Irene Johnson, grandchildren, Tammy Stinson, Billy Johnson, Elijah Carter, Latricia Carter, Christopher Tems, Destiny Cook, Nicholas Webster, great grandchildren, Bailey Garrett, Jamia Wright, Jayden Wright, Mia Johnson, Brent Cook, and Breana Cook; and a host of nieces, nephews, and relatives and friends.

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