OBITUARY

George Forkerway

September 16, 1932September 11, 2019
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George Forkerway Jr. was born on September 16, 1932 to George Forkerway and Juanita White in Abilene, TX. George graduated from Woodson Hs in 1951 where he was the valedictorian. He was a multi-sport athlete at Prairie View A&M University where he earned his B.S. degree (Science).

George taught and coached in the AISD for over 30 years changing and mending the lives of many young people along the way. He fought hard after his beloved wife Hazel passed away on April 9th, 2019. He went peacefully at home where he truly wanted to be and now he can finally join her in heaven.

George was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by 4 children Aline (Henry) Darrington, Anne (Tony) Meriwether, Edward Forkerway, and Trey (Marcella) Forkerway. He leaves to mourn seven grandchildren--Clarence, Lawrence, Orin, Loren, Brandon, Chloe, and Caitlin. He also leaves to mourn 5 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A visitation is scheduled for Sunday, September 15th from 5:00-7:00pm at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home 5701 US Hwy 277 South. Funeral services will be Monday, September 16th at 11:00am at Valley View Missionary Baptist Church 3564 Clinton St. with burial to follow in the Abilene Municipal Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, September 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 16, 2019

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Roz Peery Thomason

September 19, 2019

I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your father Trey! May the peace of Christ be with you and your family! πŸ™πŸ½

Bobby Morton

September 14, 2019

Rest in peace coach Forkerway.. I remember the good times. Gods speed my friend..

Bobby

Mike Ricker

September 13, 2019

Coach Forkerway was one of those folks you encounter in life that you can never forget. His love for the kids that he taught and coached was evident every day that you were around him. Rest in peace, Coach. I will never forget you.

Sharon Shipman

September 12, 2019

When I was in high school, I didn't have Coach as a teacher but he taught me so much. To him, I was Bill's daughter and Brad's little sister. To me, he was the man that gave me a safe place to go, a hug when needed and always an ear to hear my sorrows. I know my sorrow doesn't come close to his families and my prayers are with you all.

Wayne Maxwell

September 12, 2019

RIP Coach, my thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of loss. I know it’s hard to loose you so soon after Mrs. Hazel. AHS 77

Charemon Peery

September 12, 2019

Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers to you Trey and the family for your loss. Words may not comfort you right now, but I pray for you to have peace and understanding through this difficult time. Please know that I’m just a phone call away. πŸ™πŸ½β™₯οΈπŸ€—

Sincerely,

Char Peery

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