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Celebrating the life of

Robert Edward Forkner

October 27, 1939 - October 20, 2021

Robert Edward Forkner

Robert Edward Forkner, Sr. was a native Savannahian, living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

On Wednesday October 20, 2021 the Forkner family lost their hero unexpectedly.  

Robert was born in Opelika, AL on October 27, 1939. He married the love of his life Carolyn Carter Forkner. Robert and Carolyn would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on November 18, 2021. Robert coached Vikings little league sports in the 70s. Robert was an electrical contractor for 52 years. He is predeceased by his parents, Lawrence,Sr, and Nell Forkner; brothers, Benjamin and Jim Forkner; and sons,  Robert, Jr, and Robert, III.

Robert is lovingly remembered by his wife, Carolyn; eight children, Michael, Tommy, Bobby, Michelle Naugher (Shane), Terry Williams (Sam), Donna, Sandra and Carol; brother, Lawrence Forkner, Jr. (Jean); and  a host of grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 25, 2021 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. Funeral Service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel,. Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Forkner, Tommy Forkner, Robert Forkner, Trevor Williams, Sam Williams, Johnathan Burnett, Shane Naugher, and Andrew Naugher.
 

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- JOHN MELL, Savannah, Georgia

I am so very sorry for the loss of Mr. Forkner, may God wrap his arms around the family at this time.

- Stacy Vincent , Ellabell , Georgia

I am so sorry to read about the loss of Robert. I know how close your whole family was, and how much you will miss him. May the Lord watch over your family and bless you.

- Sue Forkner, Springfield, Georgia

My sincere deepest condolences to the Forkner family. RIP Coach!

- Mike Smith, Ocoee , Florida

My heart goes out to the Forkner family. May Coach Forkner rest in Peace. I've often talked about how Coach would pick up us players, who didn't have a ride to practice, and we'd all ride in the back of his truck. Great times.

- Brian O'Neal , Savannah , Georgia

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Rest In Peace daddy I love you so much and miss you like crazy I wish I would just wake up and this all just be a horrible nightmare. I couldn’t have ever asked for a better father thank you for always being there for me.

- Carolyn forkner, Fayette, AL

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Rest In Peace daddy I love you so much and miss you like crazy I wish I would just wake up and this all just be a horrible nightmare. I couldn’t have ever asked for a better father thank you for always being there for me.

- Carolyn forkner, Fayette, AL

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Rest In Peace daddy I love you so much and miss you like crazy I wish I would just wake up and this all just be a horrible nightmare. I couldn’t have ever asked for a better father thank you for always being there for me.

- Carolyn forkner, Fayette, AL

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Rest In Peace daddy I love you so much and miss you like crazy I wish I would just wake up and this all just be a horrible nightmare. I couldn’t have ever asked for a better father thank you for always being there for me.

- Carolyn forkner, Fayette, AL

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Rest In Peace daddy I love you so much and miss you like crazy I wish I would just wake up and this all just be a horrible nightmare. I couldn’t have ever asked for a better father thank you for always being there for me.

- Carolyn forkner, Fayette, AL

Great memories on the lake of hope!! Bless you all.

- Sharon Walker, Savannah, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200