Charles Lee Forester

CHARLES LEE FORESTER, 80, departed this life Nov. 28, 2015. He was the fifth child of Hasten & Anna (Bench) Forester born March 2, 1935 Lanton, MO. A love for nature & wildlife, gave him much joy in life.

As a young man, he moved to Wichita, KS to become a woodworker. He married Estella Wakeman, Dec 10, 1961. The couple moved to Willard, MO, later making their home in Peculiar MO.

Charles enjoyed going to auctions, tinkering in his basement and was known for his master woodworking skills & antique restoration. He was a member of the Adrian Antique Tractor and Steam Engine Club.

Charles is survived by his daughters, Rena’ (Wayland) Davis and Ellen (Stephen) Reynolds and grandchildren Gracie and Elijah.

On Dec. 12 at 1:00 p.m. join the family in a Celebration of Life & potluck at the Peculiar Lions Club Community Center, 500 Schug Ave, Peculiar MO. Final resting place will be in Lanton, MO.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) at


  1. Marilyn J. Bench Jones on December 3, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Charles was my long distance cousin and we enjoyed our chats and laughs over the air-waves. I shall miss his good humor and easy wit. May he rest in peace with his beloved Estella.

  2. mary lou reddell on December 3, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  3. Kathy Lauve on December 4, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I’m very sorry for your family’s loss.

  4. Randy Eagle Bear on December 11, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    I didn’t know uncle Charles well or see him often, but it didn’t take often or well to realize what a joy it was to be in his company. He will be remembered long. I am sincerely sorry for your loss.

  5. Mark Clanton, JD’s son, next door on February 7, 2022 at 8:32 am

    He showed me how to milk a cow…

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