In memory of
Attorney Booker T. Forte Jr.
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In memory of
Attorney Booker T. Forte Jr.
EUTAW, AL. - Attorney Booker T. Forte, Jr. age 71 of Eutaw, Alabama died on November 29, 2019 at his home. Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Pickensville, Alabama, with Rev. Samuel Noland officiating. Burial will follow at the BB Chapel Cemetery. On May 6, 1948 in Aliceville, Alabama, Attorney Forte was born to the late Mr. Booker T. Forte, Sr and Mrs. Irma (Stinson) Forte. He was one of their three children. In 1958, his family moved from Pickensville, Alabama to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He and his family became members of Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church. Attorney Forte graduated from Druid High School in May 1965 and entered undergraduate school at the University of Alabama in September 1965. During his studies, he helped cofounded and served as vice president of the Afro American Association. The Afro American Association provided avenues for networking and socializing, advocated for educational equity, and betterment for black students who attended the University of Alabama. Today, the Afro American organization is presently known as the University of Alabama Black Student Union. In May of 1969, Attorney Forte graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He was one of two black students to graduate from the University of Alabama in the class of May 1969. In May of 1972, he was one of the first blacks to graduate from the University of Alabama School of Law. He began his law practice in August, 1972. Attorney Forte established his private practice in Eutaw, Alabama, Livingston, Alabama, and Tuscaloosa Alabama where he practiced criminal law, domestic relations law, civil rights litigation, personal injury, torts, workmen compensation, fraud, insurance fraud and probate. Attorney Forte also served as municipal attorney to the towns and cities of Boligee, Alabama (Greene County); Forkland, Alabama (Greene County); Gieger Alabama (Sumter County), and Union Alabama (Greene County). During his law career, he practiced in the public sector. He helped establish the first Legal Service Clinic in the blackbelt region of West Alabama. As the managing and lead attorney he represented clients in federal lawsuits in the areas of civil right, social security, and consumer protection. He served as Assistant District Attorney-17th Judicial Circuit of the State of Alabama to represent the State of Alabama in prosecution of criminal offenses in Greene, Sumter, and Marengo Counties, Assistant Alabama Attorney General to represent the State of Alabama Department of Transportation and the Sumter County Department of Human Resource, and County Attorney for Sumter County. The United States Court of Appeals (11th Circuit), United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, United states District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Supreme Court of Alabama, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, and Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals permitted him to practice in their courts. Attorney Forte loved and practiced law until the time of his death. Attorney Forte enlisted in the United States Army Reserves in 1969. He was promoted to lieutenant during his serve. Prior to his honorable discharge in 1985, Attorney Forte was promoted to Captain. He also worked as a representative in Trust for the Comptroller of Currency in Atlanta, Georgia and assisted in auditing the trust divisions of FDIC insured banks in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. He leaves to cherish his memories and legacy to his devoted wife, Gloria Duncan-Forte, Eutaw, Alabama; daughter, Kimberly Forte, Eutaw, Alabama; son, Brian T. Forte (Jasmine), Tuscaloosa, Alabama; sisters, Jeffie Forte and Priscilla Forte, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; grandchildren, Brian Z. Jones and Nova B. Forte; and a host of other relatives.
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In memory of
Attorney Booker T. Forte Jr.
EUTAW, AL. - Attorney Booker T. Forte, Jr. age 71 of Eutaw, Alabama died on November 29, 2019 at his home. Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Pickensville, Alabama, with Rev. Samuel Noland officiating. Burial will follow at the BB Chapel Cemetery. On May 6, 1948 in Aliceville, Alabama, Attorney Forte was born to the late Mr. Booker T. Forte, Sr and Mrs. Irma (Stinson) Forte. He was one of their three children. In 1958, his family moved from Pickensville, Alabama to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He and his family became members of Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church. Attorney Forte graduated from Druid High School in May 1965 and entered undergraduate school at the University of Alabama in September 1965. During his studies, he helped cofounded and served as vice president of the Afro American Association. The Afro American Association provided avenues for networking and socializing, advocated for educational equity, and betterment for black students who attended the University of Alabama. Today, the Afro American organization is presently known as the University of Alabama Black Student Union. In May of 1969, Attorney Forte graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He was one of two black students to graduate from the University of Alabama in the class of May 1969. In May of 1972, he was one of the first blacks to graduate from the University of Alabama School of Law. He began his law practice in August, 1972. Attorney Forte established his private practice in Eutaw, Alabama, Livingston, Alabama, and Tuscaloosa Alabama where he practiced criminal law, domestic relations law, civil rights litigation, personal injury, torts, workmen compensation, fraud, insurance fraud and probate. Attorney Forte also served as municipal attorney to the towns and cities of Boligee, Alabama (Greene County); Forkland, Alabama (Greene County); Gieger Alabama (Sumter County), and Union Alabama (Greene County). During his law career, he practiced in the public sector. He helped establish the first Legal Service Clinic in the blackbelt region of West Alabama. As the managing and lead attorney he represented clients in federal lawsuits in the areas of civil right, social security, and consumer protection. He served as Assistant District Attorney-17th Judicial Circuit of the State of Alabama to represent the State of Alabama in prosecution of criminal offenses in Greene, Sumter, and Marengo Counties, Assistant Alabama Attorney General to represent the State of Alabama Department of Transportation and the Sumter County Department of Human Resource, and County Attorney for Sumter County. The United States Court of Appeals (11th Circuit), United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, United states District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Supreme Court of Alabama, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, and Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals permitted him to practice in their courts. Attorney Forte loved and practiced law until the time of his death. Attorney Forte enlisted in the United States Army Reserves in 1969. He was promoted to lieutenant during his serve. Prior to his honorable discharge in 1985, Attorney Forte was promoted to Captain. He also worked as a representative in Trust for the Comptroller of Currency in Atlanta, Georgia and assisted in auditing the trust divisions of FDIC insured banks in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. He leaves to cherish his memories and legacy to his devoted wife, Gloria Duncan-Forte, Eutaw, Alabama; daughter, Kimberly Forte, Eutaw, Alabama; son, Brian T. Forte (Jasmine), Tuscaloosa, Alabama; sisters, Jeffie Forte and Priscilla Forte, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; grandchildren, Brian Z. Jones and Nova B. Forte; and a host of other relatives.
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