Charles William Foretich, 91, passed away on the evening of Tuesday May 16th, 2023 surrounded by his loving wife and children.
He was born on November 15th, 1932 in Bayou-La-Batre, Alabama. He grew up in Biloxi, Mississippi until he joined the United States Air Force in 1951. He served four years, one of which was in Korea during the Korean war.
He worked as an IBEW electrician for many years and finished his career with 18 years at General Motors and retired in 1997.
He was married to Nadine Foretich for 66 years and they had three children together. They moved to Springtown, Texas in 1985 and started building their home in the country. He loved taking care of the land and his black angus cows, He was a loving husband and wonderful father.
Charles was preceded in death by his father Elliot, mother Lula Mea, brother Lawrence and daughter Melinda.
Charles is survived by his spouse Nadine; his son Jerry; his daughter Lisa; his son Brandon; his daughter in-law Diana; his grand daughter Krystal (husband/Harley); his grandson Wessley (wife/Katie); his grandson Jack Henry; his four great-grandchildren and his favorite cat Squirly.
A private memorial service will be held for the family on May 27th.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to AMVETS National Service Foundation online at https://amvetsnsf.org/
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the sweet nurses and aids from Gentiva Hospice who helped keep Charles comfortable. And a very special thank you to Lou Ann from Visiting Angels, who was a God sent and helped make his last few days a special time together for him and the whole family.
Remember him before the silver cord is severed, or the golden bowl is broken; before the pitcher is shattered at the spring, or the wheel broken at the well, and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.