SEAFORD - Louis 'Bud' Joseph Fourney Jr., 82, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Bud was a native of Renovo, Pa., but made his home in Virginia after serving 21 years in the U.S. Navy
He is preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Helen Fourney; and three brothers, Francis, Phillip and Denny; as well as his son-in-law, Glenn Thomas; and his grandson, Ryan Thomas.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Vicki Fourney; two sisters, Betty Ann Peterson and her husband Pete, and Doris Mayers; his children, Helen M. Myers and husband Gene, Susan E. Thomas and Pat, William F. Fourney and wife Doris, Sylvia L. Shanahan and husband Edmund, Lisa M. Foster and husband Jim, and Lori E. Shuford and husband Rob; his grandchildren, Greg, Mark, Mandy, Lori Beth, Adam, Katie, William, Rosaria, Jennifer, Michael, Morgan, Edmund, Jay, Lauren, Grace, Megan, Taylor, and Nicole; four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Bud served on the U.S.S. Wisconsin BB-64 during the Korean War
. After retiring from the Navy in 1968, he worked as a dental supply salesman for 30 years. He served as a docent for the Wisconsin for the last 10 years and loved baking fresh bread for the other volunteers on the ship. He spent much of his retirement years traveling with his adoring wife Vicki. He loved animals, growing roses and spending time with his family and friends.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Elizabeth Harden and her staff at Virginia Oncology and to Personal Touch Home Care of Virginia for all their support and kindness during Bud's illness.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Massey Cancer Center at VCU, 401 College Street, Richmond, VA 23298.
Arrangements are being handled by Amory Funeral Home, 410 Grafton Drive, Yorktown, Va. The family will receive friends today, Dec. 7, 2012, from 7 to 8 p.m. and a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.