Forrest D. ‘Red’ Commander

September 14, 2013


Forrest D. “Red” Commander, 81, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Granbury.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Jenkins Springs Cemetery in Early, Texas. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Community Service Center at Granbury Church of Christ or American Cancer Society.

Mr. Commander was born April 20, 1932, in Fort Worth, to Edward Forrest Commander and Hazel Clara Taylor Commander. He married Frances LaFon Stone, Oct. 31, 1958, in Saginaw, Texas. He was a descendent of the Radcliff family, pioneers in the Bear Creek area of Parker and Tarrant Counties.

Red served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Granbury Church of Christ and a Master Mason for 50 plus years. Red loved people, never met a stranger and had friends everywhere. He loved his wife, kids and grandkids.

Survivors: Wife, LaFon Commander; children, Forrest “Pete” Commander, Jr. and wife, Carolyn, Sherry Jones and husband, Dennis, Kathy Commander, Jennifer Commander and Jonathan Brightman; grandchildren, Mallory Wacht and husband, Matt, Forrest “Terry” Commander, III; brother, John Commander and wife, Billie; brother-in-law, James Stone and wife, Nancy; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Wiley Funeral Home made arrangements.

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