Jesse Lawrence Foor, 92, of Chrisman, passed away at 12:48 a.m. Sunday, June 14, 2020, at his residence. He was retired after more than 35 years as owner of Massey-Ferguson Farm Implement of …
Jesse Lawrence Foor, 92, of Chrisman, passed away at 12:48 a.m. Sunday, June 14, 2020, at his residence. He was retired after more than 35 years as owner of Massey-Ferguson Farm Implement of Chrisman.
At his request, no public services are planned. Private interment is at a later date. Templeton Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Mr. Foor was born Dec. 5, 1927, at Tower Hill, the son of the late Lawrence and Edith Crook Foor. He married Karen Beth Cunningham Sept. 8, 1990, and she survives.
Other survivors include three children, Terri (Dean) Young and Ernie (Kim) Hires both of Chrisman and Janna Gusmano Masters of Muscatine, Iowa; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; his business partner and friend of many years, John Craig of Chrisman; and his beloved dogs, Suki and Pepe.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.
Mr. Foor was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, serving as an aerial photographer during the Korean War. He was a member of Chrisman United Methodist Church and an associate member of Sun Village Non-Denominational Church in Arizona. He was also a member of Chrisman American Legion Post #477, Prairie Lodge #77 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, AASR Valley of Danville, Ansar Shrine Temple and Edgar County Shrine Club.
He enjoyed music and singing, whether in the church choir or in karaoke, and was also a talented pianist and organist. Mr. and Mrs. Foor enjoyed their second home in Surprise, Aria., for more than 30 years, where they made countless memories and friendships.
Mr. Foor enjoyed his work and supporting his clients in their farming operations. Above all else, he relished the challenge of making a sale, a skill which he refined until his dying day.
Memorial donations may be made to Paul Warner Animal Rescue of Paris.
Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.