On May 23, 2018, Robert (Bobby) Foreman, passed away in Paris, Texas at the age of 81. Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, May 26, 2018, 1 hour prior to service time, beginning at 2 pm with the funeral service followed immediately by the funeral service at 3 pm, both in the Gene Roden Memorial Chapel of Roden-Pryor Funeral Directors.
Robert Austin Foreman was born on May 20, 1937, to Austin and Roberta Foreman in Paris, Texas. He attended school in Paris before enlisting in the United States Army for seven years. He worked at Campbell Soup for 32 years in the maintenance department. He married Irene on June 22, 1977 and they were married for forty years until Irene passed away in August 2017. They owned and operated Washington Street Grocery and South Main Café for a number of years.
He was preceded in death by his wife of forty years, Irene, his parents and a grandson, Jared.
Bobby is survived by sisters, Shirley Maggard, Sandra Ward, Carol Johnson and husband, Dane, & Kathy Pruitt; sons, Jeffery Ashmore, Scott Ashmore and wife, Nancy, & Leigh Foreman and wife, Rhoda; and a daughter, Cindy Cole. Bobby has eleven grandchildren: Jake Ashmore, Casey Foreman, Kristin Rosson, Brandy Slifer, Chandi Bruce, Chris Cole, Colton Cole, Katie Wisham, Casey Harper, Lauren Wilson, Megan Smith, and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Family, friends, and loved ones will miss him but we know that he has entered through the gates of Heaven to be with Jesus, our Lord, and Savior. He will also get to walk hand and hand with Irene, who he desperately missed. Bobby was a giant of a man but he was a gentle giant. He was full of love and laughter, with a laugh you couldn’t forget. He led by example and was a role model to anyone that knew him. He lived a life of patience, kindness, and compassion. He was a great man.
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