Roy Nolan Forrester, of Savannah, departed this life on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the age of 72 years, 10 months, and 3 days.
He was born in Eldorado, Illinois on Feb. 11, 1944, the son of the late Roy Orlando and Alberta Tarrant Forrester. On Feb. 12, 1965, he was united in marriage to Verna Shelby and in May 1968, they moved to Savannah.
Roy grew up in Hammond, Indiana. He had worked for General American Transportation Corporation where he worked on train cars. He then went to work for Owens Corning & Fiberglass and retired from Procter & Gamble in 1999 as an advanced technician. He was a member of Graham United Methodist Church were he was a trustee and served on many other committees and took part in other activities. He and his wife also helped to take care of Graham Cemetery. He was also a member of Woodmen of the World and a board member of RSVP. Roy coached a little league and minor league baseball team that Jimmy Shelby and Johnny Smith played a hand in coaching. His sons played on the teams as well. He really enjoyed coaching and remembered all the boys he coached. Roy was also on a church bowling team and he played golf with a group of men who enjoyed having fun.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Verna Shelby Forrester of Savannah; son, Derek Forrester of Savannah; grandchildren, Gina Morton, Casey Johnson and Jessie Forrester; great-grandchildren, Matthew Johnson, Caitlyn Johnson, Awbrey Johnson, Addison Morton and Alice Morton; and a sister, Beverly Shelby of Savannah.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James Matthew Forrester.
Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Jim Wright officiating. Burial followed in Graham Cemetery at Savannah.