Jody Wilson Fore


Jody Wilson Fore, 87, of Lacy Lakeview, passed away suddenly Monday, February 5, 2024.

Visitation: 6 to 8PM Sunday, February 11 at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 10AM Monday, February 12 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel. CLICK HERE to view the Live Stream of the service.

Burial: Rosemound Cemetery

Jody was born September 8, 1936 in Hereford to Oscar and Flossie (McCutcheon) Fore. He grew up at the Corsicana State Orphan’s Home, where at the age of 11, he met Jennie Harry, who would later become his one true love. Jody and Jennie married on February 21, 1958. A little over a year later, they started their family with the birth of their only son, Danny; the family continued to grow with the birth of their four daughters, Sandra, Tracie, Nancy and Cheryl. After graduating high school, Jody became a member of the United States Air Force. Upon leaving the Air Force, Jody entered the Texas Department of Public Safety as a highway patrolman on March 29, 1961, where he was stationed in Monahans. In September of 1973, Jody became one of the original members of DPS’ Motor Vehicle Theft department, he began this journey in Amarillo and was there for two years before being transferred to Waco in 1975, where he served until his retirement in 2002. On October 16, 1991, while breaking for lunch from a training session in Killeen, Jody was one of the first law enforcement responders to the mass shooting at Luby’s Cafeteria, where he helped to save countless lives and received Hero of the Year award.

Jody was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching his beloved Dallas Cowboys over the years. His dedication to Jesus Christ and work ethic inspired his many friends and family and he will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 61 years, Jennie Fore; and sisters, Frankie and Bobbie; and brother, John “Buster”.

Survivors include his children, Danny Fore and wife Tracey, Sandra Grisham and husband James, Tracie Espy and husband Cecil, Nancy Daniel and husband Brett, and Cheryl Lee and husband Stanley. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Michael Fore, Daniel Fore, Joshua Grisham, Jonathan Grisham, Joseph Fore, Jarred Grisham, Rachel Harlow, Jacob Grisham, Alex Lee, Brenan Daniel, Abby Lee, Railey Daniel, and Chase Daniel; sisters, Mary Eastom and husband Jay, and Patsy Lewis and husband Scotty; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Texas DPS Foundation.


Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Worked around Jody for almost 10 years. A truly remarkable professional. May God give all comfort.

  2. Much love and prayers for all of you!


    Danny and the Fore Family. So sorry for your loss. Jody was a great and kind man. He loved Jesus and his family. So many memories with your family, the Snelson’s and Corbell’s. Especially the trips from Monahans to Odessa to church. My dad loved riding with him at night on patrol. They talked a lot about Jesus. Prayers for peace that only Jesus can give. We all know where Jody is today and what a joyous home coming that is.

  4. Jody was an expert when it came to auto recovering stolen vehicles. I worked in the DPS Waco office during the time he was stationed there. God bless Jody’s family.

  5. I remember Mr. Fore from his Monahans days. His Son Danny was in the same elementary grades with me. Condolences to the entire Fore family.

  6. Thinking of you, Sandy and your family. God bless. Jessica

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