Fredrick Warren Fory Sr. was born September 27, 1936 in Shreveport, LA to William “Bill” Fory and Helen Larrison Fory McCarley. He gained his heavenly wings at home in Princeton on June 8, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Fred was raised by his grandmother, Sue Bond Fory Winn, after his father was deployed to fight in WWII.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 11 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Rose Neath Minden. Graveside services will be held Friday, June 12 at 11:00 at Point Chapel Assembly of God Cemetery in Doyline. Officiating will be Rev. Bill Stroud with a word from Fred Fory Jr.
Fred attended Fair Park High School in Shreveport before joining the Army. He served in Korea where his job was to recover our fallen soldiers. A book, Soldier Dead, was inspired and written by local author Mike Sledge about Fred’s job in the service.
Fred worked at Peterson Sales in Shreveport, was a welder and carpenter for many years, worked as Supervisor for the Bossier Housing Authority, the quality control inspector for Loggy Bayou Tree-stands.
Fred was an avid hunter, trapper, fisherman, bowhunter, and participated in competitive archery, where he took home numerous awards, including several state championships. He taught gun and bow safety to children, as well as adults. Fred was well known for his “trick shooting” with his bow and arrows. He was president of The Louisiana Bowhunters Association, and a member of the National Field Archery Association, Bossier Bowhunters, and Red River Archery Club.
He was preceded in death by his son Daniel R. Fory, parents, stepfather Morris McCarley, stepmothers Nadine Cobb Fory and Ursula Fory, sister Sally Fory Williams, grandsons Jason Fory and Daniel Fory II and baby brother John McCarley.
Fred is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Emma Davenport Fory, children Fred Fory Jr (Karen), Tim Fory, Joy Fory Davis (Mark), and Lori Fory, daughter-in-law Debra Liles Fory, sisters Joyce Fory Stark (Wayne), Billy Lynn Fory Raybourn (Russell), stepsister Katja Krietner Rountree, brother Russell Fory (Sirlina), 24 grandchildren (spouses), 45 great grandchildren (spouses), 10 great-great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Evans, David Recchia, Mark Davis, Ben Gray, Kevin Hill T. J. Fory, Stetson Davis, and Corbin White.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Scaife, Steve Powell, Terald Vidrine, Buster Duraczynski, Dale Fletcher, Chris Braumiller, and Yvette Deem.