Terrance Scott Forrester

August 24, 1964April 25, 2021

On Sunday, April 25th, Terry Forrester, loving son, brother and uncle passed away at the age of 56 after his valiant fight with cancer over the past year.

Terry was born August 24th, 1964 in Phoenix Arizona. He attended school at Desert View Elementary and Sunnyslope High School.

Terry is preceded in death by his father, Rocky Forrester and his Stepfather, Harry Ross.

He leaves behind his mother, Georgia Ross of Phoenix, Arizona, his brother Jeff Forrester (Kim Hull) of Ankeny Iowa, his sister Catherine McCaleb (Michael) of Green Lane, Pennsylvania and his beautiful nieces, Kayla and Kylie Forrester of Ankeny, Iowa.

Terry was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, archery and shooting with his friends at Ben Avery. The highlight of his life was a recent trip to visit his brother to go deer hunting and get some fishing in.

Terry worked in the Hunting Department at Sportsman’s Warehouse for over 15 years. There, he gained a second family of great coworkers and friends. He had a large following of regular customers that would wait in line to see only him.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers, consider a donation supporting a wildlife conservation group or just think of him when you are in the great outdoors, shooting, hunting or fishing.

Catherine McCaleb


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Shannon Cress

April 30, 2021

My husband and I met Terry 15 years ago at Sportsmans. What started out as just some questions slowly became a friendship that we will never forget. Terry was such an amazing person, always happy to chat about anything hunting, a huge knowledge of everything. It's hard to go in there and not see his face. No matter what he would always end our conversation with be safe. We are better people because we knew Terry.

Torrie Mounts

April 29, 2021

I have known Terry for 13 years. He was a kind and loving man. He was full of life and had a passion for guns, bows, fishing, hunting and anything outdoors. He taught me to shoot a bow and to love the sport of "stick and string". Archery has become a big part of my life thanks to him. He was so cared for and I will always remember and cherish my time with him in my life. He will be so very missed by all who knew him.

Maryann Marino

April 29, 2021

After meeting him once, he became just like a brother. Wish we could have done the pheasant farm shoot we talked about. I'll miss all our football talks and you on this earth. Your free now,run and hunt my friend.

Elizabeth Stelzer

April 28, 2021

I’ve known Terry for 50+ years, I was 11 years old when he first moved in to his home on Diana ave in 1969 . I went and welcomed his family to the Neighborhood. I played with Terry I was a tomboy and we played trucks , cars rode bikes. We had a great time he was a little brother I never had. I will miss him so much. We played with the Neighborhood kids on the block also. I Could talk to Terry about anything and he was never Judge mental or made fun of me he was one of a kind. Rest In Peace my friend love always Liz!

Nikki McCraw

April 28, 2021

I only had the privilege of knowing Terry for a little over a year. We became great archery buddies & dear friends. We shot archery every Monday (his day off) at Ben Avery. He text every morning & every evening. Always ended w/ “Be Safe”. I was one of the first to know of his diagnosis & I made sure I encouraged him all the way thru his fight. His positive attitude never waivered even tho he went thru some of the worst side effects from treatments one cud go thru. He was humbled by everyone that cared & prayed for him. Especially the Christian Archers that ran the raffle on his behalf. He once told me “who am I to complain when their are children facing far worse”. I finally found someone that loved shrimp & onion rings as much as me & I told him I wud save the the ones I have for when he cud eat them w/me. I miss you Terry & you will always be in my heart. I hope you are shooting your heavenly bow & one day maybe I will be shooting w/you.. RIP Sweet Terry