Edward Forrester, 72, passed from this life on January 11, 2015. Edward was born to Albert and Florence (Hieronymus) Forrester on January 8, 1943 in Enid, Oklahoma. He attended the rural school north of Medford, Oklahoma and later graduated high school from Medford. He continued his education and later graduated with honors from Oklahoma State Tech School in Okmulgee, Oklahoma with a degree in diesel mechanics. After graduating high school, Edward joined the United States Army Reserve and served his country until 1969 in which he was Honorably Discharged. Edward married Sandra Singree on October 21, 1967 in Aline, Oklahoma, and they made their home in Enid, Oklahoma where Edward was employed at the Western Company and Dowell Chemical as a diesel mechanic. Edward and Sandra moved in 1972 to Medford to take over the family farm. From this point on Edward raised wheat and cattle and served his community through his involvement on the Medford City Council, Clyde Cooperative Board of Directors and the First Christian Church in which he currently served as a Deacon Emeritus.
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Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Florence Forrester.
He is survived by his wife at home, Sandra Forrester and cousin, Ann Suydan.
Funeral service for Edward “Ed” Forrester will be Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Medford with burial at Rosemound Cemetery. Rev. Craig VanDeburgh will officiate. Viewing will be Wednesday 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Military honors will be conducted by the U. S. Army at the cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church through Lanman Funeral Home, Inc., P. O. Box 280, Medford, Oklahoma 73759.
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Sandra, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ed was a good man. So sorry for your loss.
Paul and Debbie Jones
So sorry to read about Ed's passing. We are thinking and praying about and for you. Regards, Barry.
I am very saddened by your loss, I remember Ed very well from our salvage yard in Enid (Morgan Enterprise). He was a very funny man and we truly enjoyed his company. Please know he will be deeply missed.
Sandy, so surprised and shocked to read of Ed's passing. Many fond Medford memories of you, Ed, his parents. Our thoughts and prayers are sent to you.
AK, Shirley Armstrong
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