Victor Roland Forte Sr., 87, of Helena, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at Helena.
Mr. Forte was born Dec. 11, 1925 at Helena to the late C.S. Forte and the late Rosina Presti Forte. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Mr. Forte was captain of the Helena Volunteer Fire Department for many years and worked as a mechanic for West Hornor Motor Co. and Hornor- Morris Transportation.
He leaves his wife of 64 years, Mearl Jackson Forte; a son, Victor Forte, Jr. (Mildred) of Atoka, Tenn.; two daughters, Karen Davidson (Michael) of Helena and Kacky Leslie (Mark) of Waldof, Md.; six grandchildren, Roland Davidson, Eric Leslie (Celeste), Jason Forte (Kristina), Jonathan Forte (Natalie), Elizabeth Farris (Adam) and Laura Leslie; eight great-grandchildren, Gianna Forte, Emma Forte, Ava Forte, Mia Forte, Jackson Forte, Leo Forte, Christopher Leslie and Sophia Leslie; and a brother-in-law, Sonny Payne.
His parents, two sisters, Josephine Payne and Marie Foster and a brother, J.R. Forte, preceded him in death.
Services for Victor Forte Sr. will be held 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Visitation and rosary services will be Thursday from 6 to -8 p.m. at Roller-Citizens. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Helena.
Pallbearers are Roland Davidson, Eric Leslie, Jason Forte, Jonathan Forte and Adam Farris. Honorary pallbearers are Leroy Davis, Charles Roscopf, Sonny Payne and Brian Miller.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the St. Mary's Cemetery Fund.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, Helena-West Helena, will direct services. Friends and relatives may sign the online guest book at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.