John "Shrimp" Foor Jr., 95, Everett, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday at Homewood at Martinsburg after an extended illness.
He was born in West Providence Township, son of the late John William and Ethel (Peck) Foor. He was united in marriage for more than 61 years to Alice Irene Risbon on Oct. 24, 1936, and she preceded him in death in 1998.
Surviving are four children: Elaine I. Ritchey of Quincy, Gary A. and wife, Eleanor, of Everett, Robert D. and wife, Judith, of Everett and J. Audrey Smith of Roaring Spring; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Doris Reeder of Abbottstown.
He was preceded in death by three brothers; two sisters; and a son-in-law, Harold W. Smith.
Shrimp previously had worked for New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. as an engineer/superintendent and later retired from the Pennsylvania Turnpike in 1984 after many years as a superintendent. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Akers Funeral Home, 299 Raystown Road, Everett, and 11 a.m. until the noon funeral service Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at First Christian Church, the Rev. Robert R. Robertson officiating. Burial will be held at Everett Cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Foor to First Christian Church, 57 Providence St., Everett, PA 15537, or the Bedford County Humane Society, 1108 Lutzville Road, Everett, PA 15537.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.akersfuneralhome.com.