Friday, April 8, 2011

Captain James William Fore

Capt. James William Fore, 86, went to be with our Lord and Savior on April 5, 2011. This celebrated war veteran, doting father, and devoted husband was surrounded by his loving family and friends. He lived a rich and fulfilling life filled with adventure, triumphs and tragedy. James was an American legend in WWII, who was captured after his 28th mission and taken to one of Hitler’s concentration camps, Buchenwald. He then went on to an aviation career that spanned for more than 44 years and has logged a stunning 36,000 flying hours as a distinguished pilot.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Khamla, of Colorado Springs; his son and daughter-in-law, Roche & Brooke Fore of Denver; his son JW Fore Jr, of Denver and his daughter and son-in-law, Lana & Jeffrey Warkocz, of Colorado Springs. He is also survived by his five grandchildren, Christopher Fore of Parker, Colorado, Kayla Kirkland-Warkocz of Colorado Springs, RJ Fore of Denver, Jeffrey Warkocz Jr of Colorado Springs and Jennifer Warkocz of Goldsboro, North Carolina . James was also blessed to hold and love his two great-grandchildren, Tyson Paladin Fore and Gracie Mae Irene Fore. Capt. Fore was also survived by a rich and wonderful extended family that he cherished and embraced to include but not limited to, Aree and Bill Duncan, Cinthia and Peter Park, Kimberly Cavaliere, John Parisi, Craig Ellsworth, and Dan Everett; his grandchildren, Elizabeth Connell-Plumb, Nicole Jones and Micah Park.

Capt. Fore was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on January 26th, 1925 to James Walter and M. Cecile Fore. He is also survived by his two loving siblings, Charles L. Fore of Russellville, Arkansas and Gladys Ragland of Stuttgart, Arkansas. He is also the beloved uncle of Becky Walker, Nancy Fore and Charles Fore Jr.

A memorial service will be held on April 13, 2011, 10am at Garden Ranch Baptist Church, 3830 Van Teylingen Drive, in Colorado Springs. Immediately following the service the family invites you to Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver at 2:30pm for his funeral with military honors. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Honor Flight of Southern Colorado, 6547 N. Academy Blvd, #553, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. He would like to see his fellow comrades receive the trip of their lifetime to visit the WWII Memorial in Washington DC.

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