John R. (Dick) Fore, 89, of Blacksburg, passed away at his home on Feb. 16, 2020.
Dick was predeceased by his wife of 65 great years, Elizabeth (Betty) Richter Fore; his parents, Boyd and Janet Gobin Fore, a sister, Mary Catherine, and brothers Bud, Jack and Fred.
He is survived by his children, Mark (Judy), Jacksonville, Fla., Barbara, Richmond, Va., Gary, Sacramento, Calif., Jackie (Mike) Dye, Birmingham, Ala., Lisa (Joe) Meek, Dublin, Va., Mary (Steve) Johnson, Christiansburg; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a large extended family of dearly-loved relations and friends.
Dick graduated from Shippensburg University and retired from Hercules, Inc., RAAP, in 1993. He was a lifelong member of Narrows Gun Club, Fulton Co., Penn.
A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Blacksburg. A visitation was held at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral mass with graveside service following. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dick’s name to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.