POTTSBORO - Visitation for Billy Ray Forman will be held from 6 -8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at Locust Cemetery located North of Pottsboro, Texas. Bobby Hancock will officiate the services.|
Billy Ray was born Feb. 23, 1934 in Paris, Texas to James Ed Forman and Lela Marie (Wylie) Forman and passed from this life on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 in Denison. Billy was a retired tape-bed and texture man, and served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War for three years. Billy was the happiest while he was fishing. In his younger years he also liked to hunt, bowl and play pool. He pasted all of these interests along to his children. Bill was married to Jewel Bartley for 48 years and had spent the last 10 years with Marge Williams.
He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Linda Diane Forman; sisters, Ruby McClure, Doris Hines; and brother, Sonny Forman.
Bill is survived by Marge Williams of Pottsboro; sister, Vi Whitney; brother, Jack Forman; son, Lewis Ray (Bill) Forman and wife Trena of Pottsboro; son, Jeff Forman and wife Pam of Pottsboro; granddaughter, Stephanie Durham and husband James of Pottsboro; granddaughter, Crystal Forman of Streetman; granddaughter, Brandy Blackwell and husband Joey of Pelahatchie, Miss.; granddaughter, Shelby Jean Forman of Pottsboro; grandson, Gary Forman and wife Dina of Madison, Miss.; grandson, Michael Forman and wife Amy of Mesquite; grandson, Sammy Williams and wife Sara of Pottsboro; grandson, Billy Williams and wife Elizabeth of Pottsboro; grandson, Michael Spencer and wife April of Manville; grandson, Jerry Don Forman of Floyd, Ark.; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pallearers will be his grandsons, Gary Forman, Michael Forman, James Durham, Billy Williams, Michael Spencer and Jerry Don Forman.
The online guest register may be signed at waldofuneralhome.com.
Services are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home.
Published in The Herald Democrat on Sept. 19, 2013