A funeral service celebrating the life of Jackie Ray Foreman, 78, of Point, was held November 4 at Smyrna Union Church. Pastor Adam Williams officiated.
Burial followed at Smyrna Cemetery. Pallbearers were J.R. Cheyne, Blake Kneedler, Jason Roberts, Darin Furrh, Jacob Williams, Michael Shrum and alternate Jimbo Williams.
Mr. Foreman died at his home on October 28, 2020. He was born on May 12, 1942, in Point to Marvin Clark Foreman and Jeffie Bowen Foreman. In February 1966, he married Miss Geraldine Knepp.
After attending Rains High School, he was employed at a styrofoam company in Grand Prairie, and later in El Monte, California, before working for Jones Felvy in Dallas and Corrugated Services in Forney. Later he worked at the apartment complex where he resided in Irving.
He enjoyed working with wood, building small replicas such as covered wagons and freight wagons and repairing lawn mowers. That was amazing being totally blind and profoundly deaf; but it never slowed him down.
Mr. Foreman is survived by his daughter, Debra Glueck and husband Greg of Missouri; step-son, Dane Rockafellow and partner Amy of Illinois; brother, Charles Foreman, and wife Ann Foreman of Emory; sisters, Jay Nell Roberts of Point and Jo Ann Cheyne and husband James of Garland; nieces and nephews; as well as special caregivers, Carla Conatser and Amy Simpson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Foreman, on April 16, 1976; his parents; sister, Marie Bullard; and his dearest and best friend, Donnie Conatser.
Arrangements were under the direction of Ingram Funeral Home, Quinlan.