Thomas Boyd Foor

October 20, 1955 ~ March 7, 2020 (age 64)

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Thomas Boyd Foor, 64, of Penhook, VA passed away peacefully after a brief but courageous battle with cancer on March 7, 2020 surrounded by his family and loved ones at his home on Smith Mountain Lake.
Thomas Foor was born in Defiance, Ohio on October 20, 1955 to the late JoeAnn Wiseman Foor and the late Thomas William Foor. He married the love of his life and best friend Deborah Herrett Foor on August 28, 1982 in Defiance, Ohio and soon moved to Roanoke, Virginia where they set up their family roots. Always the devoted family man, Tom was the model father and husband where his intelligence, commitment, and love allowed him to foster a truly close and happy family. As an avid outdoorsman, Tom retired to Smith Mountain Lake where he was always active outdoors; enjoying his time fishing, birdwatching, working in the yard and especially boating. His deep love for sports, music, antique cars and nature was only superseded by his love for people. As anyone who ever met Tom could attest, he was always happy to see you. Whether you were a close friend or complete stranger, he would welcome you with a warm smile and always put you first. Tom turned his extraordinary work ethic into his successful business “Sweet Dreams Mattress Outlet,” where for nearly 25 years he spread his quick wit and positivity with many in the greater Roanoke Valley. While raised Catholic he was an active member of Cave Spring United Methodist Church for many years. Tom was a longtime supporter of Ducks Unlimited conservation efforts. He was a loving father, brother, son, husband, and friend but his most cherished role was as “G-Daddy” to his beautiful grandchildren. He was a truly great man and his memory will be treasured forever by the many who knew him. 

Tom was preceded in death by his mother JoeAnn, father Thomas, infant sister Elaine Marie, nephew Jason Foor, and brother-in-law Jerry Griffith. Tom left a wonderful family legacy and is survived by his loving wife Debbie, son Cole (Laura), daughter Kaylin (Ken), grandchildren Addie and Leland, brothers Steve and Johnny, and sister Brenda Griffith. 
Funeral services and Celebration of Life will be held at Oakey’s South Chapel on Brambleton Avenue in Roanoke, VA on Saturday, March 21st 1:00 P.M. (visitation) and 2 p.m. (service). All are welcome. 

While he spent the last 38 years in Virginia, Tom still had deep roots in Defiance, Ohio where a second celebration of life service will be held on May 9, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, Ohio.

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