Hugh “Gordon” Forester, Jr., Head River, passed away at home on Sunday, December 6 at age 87. Born March 17, 1933, he was the son of Hugh and Gertrude Ross Forester.
Other than his two years in the army and briefly in Chattanooga, Gordon lived his entire life on Lookout Mountain, mostly at Head River where he enjoyed his farm. Until his retirement, he worked in various machine shops in Chattanooga and Dalton. He was a member of Head River Baptist Church.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jeanette Moore Forester, sons Michael and Terry Forester, and sisters Mary Lou Schrock, Elizabeth Davis, and Janie Mathews.
He is survived by son Steve Forester of Head River; daughter-in-law Betty Forester of Head River; grandchildren Tamra (Ricky) Pendergrass, Kiara Forester of Head River, Jeff (Whitney) Forester of Rossville, and Breanna Forester (Rashad Pounders) of Chattanooga; great-grandchildren Cailie and Sarah Pendergrass and Faith Forester, and sister Doris Cler.
The family wishes to thank the personnel of North Georgia Home Health of Trenton and Tapestry Hospice for their years of diligent care.
Funeral service will be Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM in the Trenton Chapel with Reverend Mike Wallin and Steve Forester officiating. Burial will follow in the Forester Memorial Cemetery at Head River.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 4:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM EST and Thursday, December 10 from 11:00 AM ~ 1:00 PM EST at Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.
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