Joseph Wilton “Willie” Forster II

Hephzibah, GA – Joseph Wilton “Willie” Forster II, 69, husband of Elaine Forster, entered into rest at 12:10pm on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, in his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Joseph Wilton Forster and Sara Watkins Forster, of Augusta, GA. Willie shared his strong faith in God with everyone he could, supported his Southside Baptist Church in every way possible, enjoyed the outdoors, attending all sporting events of his kids and grandkids, and spending time with his entire family.

Family will begin receiving friends at 1:00 pm and Willie’s Celebration of Life will begin at 2:00 pm this Friday, August 5, 2022, at Southside Baptist Church at 3612 Mike Padgett Highway, Augusta, GA 30906, with Pastor Jerry Price officiating. Graveside service will immediately follow for those that would like to attend.

Mr. Willie was retired from Fort Gordon Fire Department, where he worked as a fireman and fire inspector for 25 years.

In addition to his wife Elaine, he is survived by his children, David Benjamin Forster (Kelly) of Maryville, TN, April Denise Benson (Chris) of Warrenville, SC, Susan Leigh Edwards (Paul) of Hilton Head Island, SC; his grandchildren, Jenna Forster, Ryley Forster, Reese Benson, Shelby Benson, Chance Edwards, Emerson Edwards, Austin Henry (Katelynn), and Tommie Henry; his siblings, Joann Bruntlett (Carl) of Pawpaw, WV, and Barbara Johnson (Jim) of Soddy-Daisy, TN.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Edwards, Brady Edwards, Dan Fells, Pat Fells, Austin Henry, and Tommie Henry.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Senior Men’s Sunday School of Southside Baptist Church.

Flowers or donations may be made in the name of Willie Forster to Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.

4 responses to “Joseph Wilton “Willie” Forster II”

  1. It was such honor to know Mr. Willie and know he truly loved Ms. Elaine and the Lord and his son Jesus. He loves to talk from his Bible and teach others. I pray 🙏 for the family for peace and love for his passing that he is at peace. Love always, Teresa

  2. One of my most cherish experiences working for the Tennessee Valley Authority was my time spent working side-by-side with David Forster. Being coworkers quickly evolved into a wonderful and significant friendship. I have had the privileged opportunity to meet David’s parents. I also had the occasion to spend time in a dove field with Mr. Forster, David, and Ryley. I know this is a very special family and I am honored to know them. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Dave and Melissa Harrell

  3. To Elaine and children: I am very sorry I did not make it today see any of you as I was out of town when I found out Willie had passed. I came home very sick on Wednesday and after the DR appts, I have not been out of the house. I am having trouble breathing and they are checking to see what might be wrong. My Thoughts and Prayers have been with all of you at this time. I Love all of you and Pray for Peace and Comfort to know he is in Heaven with no more pain.

  4. Dear Elaine,
    I am so sorry to hear about Willis’s passing. I just saw this today. Willie was such a nice man and I have such fond memories of you and him. Please know that I am praying for peace for all of you.

    Love to the family
    Vivian and Charles Clifford

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