Forestier, Robert Benson (La Fayette) – Chattanoogan.com
Robert Benson Forester, 89, died July 1, 2022.
Mr. Forester was born in Hammond, Indiana, but has lived most of his life in his beloved hometown of LaFayette, Georgia.
Mr. Forester served honorably in the US Army during the Korean War and graduated from Auburn University upon his return. He was associated with the Bank of LaFayette for 50 years, first as a cashier and operations officer, then as a member of the board of directors. Mr. Forester was also a member of the LaFayette First United Methodist Church where he served for many years as an adult Sunday School teacher.
He was predeceased by his parents, James and Essie Forester. Mr. Forester is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mrs. Connie Bomar Forester; his three children, Kathryn Forester Silvestri (George), Robert Samuel Forester (Tambi) and James Edwin Forester (Kylee); one sister, Mrs. Leah Diffley; and eight grandchildren; Erin Silvestri Foote (Glenn), Shannon Silvestri Marshall (Brandon), Ryan Silvestri (Abigail), Alan Silvestri, Sidney Forester (Katie), Morgan Daniel Forester (Tayla), Madison Forester, and McKenna Forester; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 6 at First United Methodist Church in LaFayette, GA with the Reverend David Autry officiating. Interment will follow at La Fayette Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the church. Grandchildren Erin Silvestri Foote, Sidney Forester, Morgan Daniel Forester, Shannon Silvestri Marshall, Ryan Silvestri and Alan Silvestri will serve as pallbearers. Bank of LaFayette employees are invited to serve as honorary bearers.
Arrangements are through Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home in LaFayette. The family requests that memorial gifts be given to the United Methodist Youth Fund of the LaFayette First United Methodist Church.