Jerry Wesley Fore entered into heaven on April 22, 2019 from Stillwater, Oklahoma. Services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
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Jerry was born August 27th, 1940 in Norman, Oklahoma to Fred Wesley Fore and Dorothy Lee (Bennett) Fore.
Jerry worked on the family Fore farm, Southwest of Norman until he was 17 years of age. He joined the Air Force and served our country from 1958-1965 as a tele-communicator. He met the love of his life Carolyn, whom he married in 1961 and had 4 children. They were married for 57 years. He worked at Borden’s milk company in Norman, and then moved the family to Mead Kansas to sell Cain’s Coffee. After a year they decided to move closer to their parents and he moved on to sell Wonder bread out of OKC as supervisor and became the regional manager. He also became a Real Estate Agent during this time and then decided to buy one restaurant, 7 Knights in Stillwater, then another in Norman. They decided the best place to raise their kids would be in Stillwater, so they made the move. In 1981 he was ready for another career change and went to work for Ben E. Keith for a short time and on to Buddy’s Produce in OKC. They remained living in Stillwater, while working at Buddy’s for over 36 years.
Jerry and Carolyn owned a ranch East of Stillwater and raised Angus cattle for show on Fore’s Angus Farm where they remained for 29 years.
He was an ornery go getter, sharp as a tack and a workaholic! He loved raising cattle, selling produce and having his family over for cookouts. He always made a good living for his family and wanted to give to all.
Survived by daughter, Tonya Donnelly, Tonya’s children Tara Hatley, Shawndy Weathers, Cody Weathers (Paris); daughter, Kimberly Keeton (Bill), children Brandon Keeton (Michael), Kyla Nelson (Scott), Konor Keeton and Brant Keeton; son Todd Fore (Kim), children Chase Fore (Robbin) and Zane Fore; daughter Melanie Quayle (Jeff), her children Amanda Tucker (Matt), Zachery Tarlton (Keyona) and he also had twenty one Great Grandchildren.