James "Jim" Ray Fore, Sr., 80, of Ramseur went to his heavenly home on Thursday, May 7, 2020.
Mr. Fore was born in Haywood County on June 25, 1939 the son of William Whitfield and Alma (Layman) Fore. He was President and CEO of several companies. Jim was a graduate of Bethel High School and attended NC State University. He was an active member of Moon's Chapel Baptist Church where he was a Teacher for the Senior Adult Sunday School Class, served on the finance committee as well as various other committees.
Jim was a member of Haywood Sonoma Masonic Lodge #472 A.F. & A.M. Jim was a devoted Christian man and gave to many needs, that only He knows the full extent. In 1984 he started Communication Cable which became a Fortune 500 Company with five Divisions. In 1994 he was recognized as the North Carolina Small Businessman of the year and in 1993 he was awarded the North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine.
Foremost he was a devoted father, grandfather, husband and friend.
Jim was also a licensed pilot, enjoyed flying, hiking, backpacking, fishing and reading. His true passion was his devotion to Jesus Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William Gregg Fore and Darrell Douglas Fore.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years: Brenda (Evans) Fore, daughter: Susan Fore Deese and husband Rick of Wake Forest, NC ; son: Jim Fore, II of Siler City, NC; step-daughter, Shane Cox of Graham; step-son, Adrian Clark and wife Kelly of Siler City, NC, one brother: Gary Fore and wife Nancy of Greensboro, NC; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, and his Canine Companion, Carson.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, May 10, 2020 at Moon's Chapel Baptist Cemetery, 175 Moon's Chapel Road, Siler City with Dr. Patrick Fuller officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Moon's Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund, 175 Moon's Chapel Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.