Frank Ervin Fore, age 86, of Flora, IL, formerly of Mt. Carmel, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Flora Care Center, Flora, IL.
Frank was born in Olney, IL, on May 27, 1933, the son of Clarence F. and Cora Lucille (Gannon) Fore. He married Billie Jean Lowhorn on October 9, 1952. Frank enjoyed traveling to state and national parks, history, reading Louis L’Amour books, many outdoor activities, and the comfort of a recliner.
Frank is survived by his two sons, Clarence “Butch” (Angie) Fore of Troy, MO, Frank C. Fore (Penny) of Boquete, Panama, and two daughters, Jackie (Chris Garner) Buhl of Beckemeyer, IL, and Tonia (Doug) Hawf of Allendale, IL.
Frank has nine grandchildren, Tammy (Barry) Humphrey of Winfield, MO, Angie (Cory) Bartle of Sullivan, MO, Jeremy Fore of Hannibal, MO, James (Jennifer) Fore of Sullivan, MO, Gina (Tommy) Griffin of Fargo, GA, William (Brandy) Buhl of Madeira, OH, Philip Buhl (Cassie) of New Baden, IL, Rachel Hawf and Alex Hawf, both of Allendale, IL; nine great-grandchildren, Sarah Nicole (Matt) Gunter, Gage Walker Bartle, Barry Lee Humphrey, Jr., Addison Fore, Tiffany Fore, Logan Buhl, Ivan Williams, Rebekah Williams, Patience Griffin; and four great-great-grandchildren, Bircklie Jean Fore, Khali Pennock, David Gunter, and Luke Gunter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his three siblings, Clarence J. Fore, Edward A. Fore, Sr., and Mary Evelyn McCleave, all of Olney, IL.
In honor of Frank’s wishes, there will not be a memorial service or burial ceremony. Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora assisted the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s honor by donating to the Clay County Animal Rescue and Shelter in Louisville, IL, where he met and adopted his best dog, Oscar and these will be accepted through the funeral home.