David Foree

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David D. Foree, 81, of Belleville, IL, born October 7, 1939, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

David graduated from Belleville Township High School in 1957. He joined IBEW Local #309 in 1962 and served as a business manager. David was the executive secretary of the Building and Construction Trades Department AFL-CIO, and a member of the Shiloh Eagles, and the Moose Lodge 1221. David was a United States Army veteran and was stationed in Korea.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyliss J., nee Simpkins, Foree; his parents, Fred and Ottillia, nee Sauer, Foree; a step-son, Dana Allen Bonebrake; three brothers, Robert F., Charles F. and William G. Foree; a brother-in-law, David Klingel; and a sister-in-law, Pansy Foree.

Surviving are two sons, Robert J. (Cindy) Foree of Nashville, TN, and David E. Foree, Belleville, IL; two daughters, Katheryn M. (Lovelace), and Charleen M. Foree; a step-daughter, Cherrie (Larry) Coppedge of Collinsville, IL; eight grandchildren, Sean Michael Foree, Lauren Nicole Foree, Taylor Rose Foree, Joshua David Foree, Patrick Foree, Gwyn Winstead, Brandy Kelley Coppedge, and Danny Guffey Coppedge; many great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank W. Foree of Cadiz, KY; a sister, Ruth A. Klingel of Belleville, IL; a sister-in-law, Marlene Foree of Belleville, IL; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Disabled Members #309. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.  Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing, will be observed.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 26, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Michelle Torigian officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.

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16 Comments on David Foree

Judy Lemansky said : Guest Report Apr 26, 2021 at 7:48 PM

Dave has been a great neighbor for 21 years. He was so nice when my dad moved in with me and they mowed grass together taking turns with the empty lot. I will truly miss him

  • Lebanon
  • IL
Bill & Susan Thurston said : Guest Report Apr 25, 2021 at 6:52 AM

Our sincere sadness to Dave’s family. We all have lost a true leader of the labor movement, Dave was an unwavering friend and Union brother with vision to the future. May you Rest In Peace with the love of your life Phyliss.

  • Coulterville
  • Illinois
Danny Guffey said : Guest Report Apr 24, 2021 at 3:21 PM

We love you grandpa. We will all miss you so much. I will always remember all the good times we spent together. We will meet again one day in Heaven. God bless.

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Jim & Carol Cange said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2021 at 11:59 AM

David was a great childhood friend and we enjoyed our time with him. Our condolences to the family. RIP, Dave.

  • Nashville
  • il
mike faust said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2021 at 11:16 AM

Dave was always kind and patient with me, as a friend of the family or as the BA, he was same Dave. I hope I can talk to Mr Frank Foree at some point to express condolence.

  • collinsville
  • IL
John Evans said : Guest Report Apr 22, 2021 at 12:54 PM

Mr. Foree will be missed by many. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He offered me a lot of good advice in my younger days. My sympathies to the immediate family and friends.

  • Edwardsville
  • IL
Billie McLemore said : Guest Report Apr 22, 2021 at 12:29 AM

Dear Ruth, I am very sorry to hear of your families loss of your brother. I wish you and your family good memories and peace in the sharing of them. Love, Billie

  • Belleville
  • IL
Don Gus Schmeder said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2021 at 9:38 PM

Davey was more than an Union Brother to me. I will miss him.

  • Smithton
  • IL
ALAN BASARICH said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2021 at 6:35 PM

He was a great union man that always looked out for the local and its members. Always had a joke or one liner to make people laugh. He will be missed.

  • Collinsville
  • IL
ALAN BASARICH said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2021 at 6:33 PM

He was a great guy. Always had a joke or a one liner to make people laugh. A great union man that always looked out for the local and members. He will be missed.

  • Collinsville
  • IL
Bob F. said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2021 at 5:13 PM

May God Bless Dave's family. He will definitely be missed. Dave dedicated so much of his time to the union cause. Thank you for all of your hard work & dedication, Dave! You were a great man

  • New Baden
  • Il.
Judy said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2021 at 5:05 PM

I worked with Dave for many years at the bank and he was a friend and mentor and will be remembered fondly. My deepest sympathy goes out to the Foree family. Dave will be greatly missed.

  • Milwaukee
  • WI
Robert Lovsey Sr said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2021 at 4:34 PM

I did not know the man, but I knew of Him!! Great person and a very Loyal Union Brother!!!! Sorry to see Him Pass!!!! Will be Missed!!

  • Staunton
  • Il
Mike "Dooky" Dillier said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2021 at 3:18 PM

Davey was a great union man and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Ken Keeney said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2021 at 3:11 PM

My sincere condolences to the Foree Family on David's passing. He was "one of a kind" and a dedicated IBEW/Building Trades member.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Merry (Braun) Muckensturm said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2021 at 1:31 PM

Sending our Deepest Sympathy to the Family, from your Texas Family! May He rest in peace!

  • Argyle
  • TX

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