Funeral services for Allen H. Forrester, 73, of Cleburne, Texas will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2019 in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Forrester officiating; assisted by the Rev. Charles Payne and the Rev. Brooks Monk. Burial will follow at Tye Cemetery (formerly known as Oak Grove Cemetery) in Burleson, Texas.
A visitation will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Rosser Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Blake Allen Rasmussen, Bradley Rasmussen, Casey Allen Forrester, Alex Forrester, Mason Keele and Hunter Byram. Honorary pallbearers will be Corbin Forrester, Ethan Forrester and Camden Forrester.
Allen Forrester was called to Heaven on Monday, February 11, 2019 while resting peacefully in the comfort of his home. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas on April 6, 1945, the son of Frances (Shaw) and Andrew J. Forrester.
High School sweethearts Allen and Mary (Phipps) Forrester were married August 9, 1963 in Amarillo, Texas and were a dynamic duo for the next 55 years.
Allen was a prolific home builder and was of the Baptist faith. He was always willing to extend a helping hand to those in need, though he never expected credit for doing so. Following his career, Choogie and Mary spent their days traveling the lower 48 (except Rhode Island, by choice) in style, sending breathtaking photos of the wondrous nature they encountered along the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, James and Albert Forrester.
Allen Forrester is survived by his loving wife, Mary of Cleburne; sons, Robert Allen Forrester and wife, Stephanie, of Suwanee, Georgia and Brian H. Forrester and wife, Kelly, of Fort Worth; daughter, Sara Rasmussen and husband, Robert, of Cleburne; grandchildren, Morgan, Blake Allen, Bradley, Casey Allen, Alex, Corbin, Ethan and Camden; great granddaughter, Sophie; and brothers, Don Forrester and wife, Shirley, Perry Forrester and wife, Kathy, and Steve Forrester and wife, Teresa, all of Fredericksburg, Virginia.
The family wishes to acknowledge and thank Mission Hospice for providing such wonderful and compassionate care for our husband, father and grandpa.