Willis Fore, 83

Navy vet, West Sub surgical tech, deacon

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Willis Hershel Fore Jr., 83, of Oak Park, died on April 28, 2018. "Buddy," as some called him, served in the Navy from 1951 until he retired in 1971. He worked at West Suburban Medical Center as a surgical tech for 30 plus years. He attended Moody Bible Institute and Triton College and loved woodworking, woodcarving, yard work, fixing things, and traveling. He served Emmanuel Bible Church in Berwyn as a deacon, elder, teacher, soloist & more. A hard-working, dedicated father and husband, he played harmonica and sang all the time.

Willis is survived by Peggy, his dear wife of 65 years, his children, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, two sisters and one brother.

Services will be held at Emmanuel Bible Church. The wake is scheduled for 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 3. The funeral will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 4, followed by interment at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery.

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