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Lynden Forester

Lynden Jewell Forester, 92, of Jacksonville, passed away Nov. 28.

He was born Feb. 20, 1930, in Lawrence, Kan., to the late Jewell Lynden and Blanche Veria Forester.

In addition to his parents, Lynden was welcomed into Heaven by his wife, Annie M. Forester; a son, Lyn Roy Forester; a daughter, Linda Ann Gray; and a brother, Jerry Forester.

Lynden proudly served his country for four years in the Navy, and 22 years in the Air Force, retiring as a master sergeant. He was in the 61st and 91st Air Command and served in both the Korean and Vietnam War.

Lynden was a Mason, Scottish Rite Freemason and Shriner, and was of the Baptist faith.

In his spare time, Lynden enjoyed bowling, with one of his proudest achievements being the opportunity to compete in the Championship Bowling Tournament in Las Vegas.

Above all else, Lynden loved his children, grandchildren and wife until the day he died.

Those left to cherish the memory of Lynden include his children, Lyn (Cindy) Forester of Jacksonville, Leilani (David) Richardson of North Little Rock, Lisa Hayner of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Lawrence (Kim) Forester of Jacksonville, and Lori (Kelley) Smiley of Jacksonville; a son-in-law, Richard Gray, of Little Rock; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha Adkins of Albuquerque, N.M.; and longtime friend, Janet Oldham.

The funeral service and visitation were held Dec. 1 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home. Lynden was laid to rest with full military honors following the service at Chapel Hill Memorial Park.

Arrangements were by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home, 501-982-2136.

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