William Forrester

William Junior Forrester

Friday, January 8th, 1926 - Sunday, August 23rd, 2020
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William J. Forrester
1926 – 2020
Cameron, Mo- William J. “Bill” Forrester, 94, of Cameron, passed away August 23, 2020. He was born January 8, 1926, to John and Florence (Anderson) Forrester in Stronghurst, IL.
Bill married Evelyn Orchard on May 28, 1947. They were married for 60 years.
Bill served in the US Navy with the United States Naval Construction Battalions (Seabees) during WWll. He held many jobs in his lifetime. He was a farmer, an auto body repairman, an electrician for GM for 30 years before retiring. He served on the county road maintenance crew for Daviess County, a bus driver for Clinco Sheltered Industries, volunteer firefighter, a CNA and EMT. Bill was a well-known locksmith for 20 years before retiring. He was a member of the Vincil Lodge #62 AF&AM, OES, VFW and the Cert-First Responders.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Evelyn (Orchard) Forrester; sisters, Darlene, Helen, Ann, and Sue; brother, Bud and son in law, William LaFountain.
He is survived by 5 daughters, Virginia (Russell) Sadler, Osborn, MO, Victoria (Bob) Lawson, Kearney, MO, Donna (Melvin) Waltz, Cameron, Deborah LaFountain, Moraine, OH, Roxanna Ray, MO; 10 grandchildren, Kiki Boteler, Kysha Wyble, Jennifer Brymer, Derek Lawson, Rebecca Brocato, Daniel LaFountain, Amanda Julian, Jefferey Hale, Julie Muff, Kristy Gilbert ; 2 brothers, Robert and Donald; 4 sisters, Jean, Esther, Colleen, and Sharon; numerous great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday August 29, 2020 at the Poland-Thompson Chapel. Burial with full military honors, 3:00PM, Locust Hill Cemetery, Novelty, MO.
In memory of Bill and Evelyn Forrester, memorials may be given to the Cameron Regional Medical Center Foundation at the funeral home.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, MO.
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 29th, 2020 |
    Saturday, August 29th, 2020
    Poland Thompson Funeral Home
    222 W. 3rd.
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    Bob Lawson
  • Interment

    Locust Hill Cemetery
    Novelty, MO


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Posted at 04:06pm
Our deepest condolences. With love, Daniel and Taylor Sadler
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Posted at 09:34pm
Ginny & Russell
I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I really enjoyed visiting with him in the office and he helped me more than once when he was doing his locksmith business. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. He was a wonderful man.
Sam- Cameron Accounting

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