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Forrest G. Moler Jr., 77

January 01, 2009

AUG. 6, 1931-DEC. 28, 2008

KNOXVILLE - Forrest Glenn Moler Jr., 77, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at Ocala, Fla.

He was born Aug. 6, 1931, in Brunswick, Md., and was the son of the late Forrest Glenn Moler Sr. and Helen Loy Moler.

Forrest owned and operated Moler's Market for 35 years, having closed the business following a stroke.

He was a member of New York Hill United Methodist Church in Brunswick.

Forrest was a 1948 graduate of Brunswick High School. He helped start football at Brunswick High School, supported Midget Football and the Brunswick Little League. He served on the board of directors of the Bank of Brunswick. He was an honorary member of the Brunswick Fire Co. and supported the ambulance company. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 1582 and Brunswick Masonic Lodge No. 191 AF&AM, both of Brunswick. He received many citations for outstanding service to the Brunswick community.

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Forrest was also a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ferne Rice Moler at home; one son, Zandy Glen Moler and wife, Carol, of Knoxville; one sister, Jacqueline McCoy and husband, James, of Timonium, Md.; one brother, Robert Moler and wife, Ardeth, of Knoxville; one aunt, Mildred Loy of Leesburg, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Brownsville Church of the Brethren in Brownsville, Md., with Pastor Noni Sigler and the Rev. Alan Smith officiating. Interment will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Brothers of the Brunswick Masonic Lodge will hold a service at 7:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Charles Shrum, Brent Bell, Dave Wolfe, William Miller, Terry Wolfe and Charlie Smith. Honorary bearers will be former Brunswick bank directors Roland Biser, William Hemp, David Brock, James Draper, Robert Hooper, William Sauser, John Croghan, Charles Thorton, Robert Moler and Floyd Wickham.

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