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Walter L. Fore

April 29, 1931 - July 29, 2015


But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings of eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.     Isaiah 41:31


On Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 12:30 p.m., Walter L. Fore of Layton, Utah was called home.  Walter was born on April 29, 1931, in Gladys, Virginia to his proud parents, the late Walter A. Fore and Edna Dennis Fore.


Walter L. Fore attended school in Campbell County graduating from Campbell County High School in Rustburg, Va. At an early age he confessed Christ, was baptized, and joined First St. Paul Baptist Church in Rustburg, VA.


Walter enlisted in the U. S. Army on April 19, 1950 serving his country for over twenty years reaching the rank of Sgt. 1st Class E. 7. Walter was a member of the sharp shooting team while at Fort Campbell, Ky.  He fought in the Korean and Viet Nam conflicts. Walter retired from military service in June 1970.  Walter was also a Mason, a member of Mount Ogden Lodge NO. 20 F. & A. M.(P. H. A.), Ben Lomond Consistory #94. and Past Potentate of Labbayk Temple 218. Walter settled in Layton Utah.


He was active in the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Salt Lake City, Utah for over 12 years, serving in several capacities including the Usher & First Aid & Greeters Ministry, and the Male Chorus.  He was faithful in supporting all local churches at programs and accompanying Pastor Davis wherever he was the guest speaker. He attended the Intermountain General Baptist Convention Quarterly meetings and Annual Sessions as well as the National Baptist Convention Mid-Winter Board meetings, Congress of Christian Education and the Annual Session during the remainder of his life.


He was a dedicated, faithful and reliable employee of the Calvary Baptist Church serving as the maintenance supervisor responsible for the upkeep, maintenance and cleaning of the Calvary Baptist Church for over 12 years. He served in this capacity until his health failed.


Walter is survived by his children Walter L. Fore Jr. (Zipporah) of Hawaii, Crystal Fore-Griffin (Fred) of Oklahoma, Tharon Tyson (Frina) of Oklahoma and Gregory L. Fore (Cheryl) of New York.  Walter leaves behind his brothers Robert W. and Calvin Fore of Gladys, Va. William Fore of Tampa, Fl. and Charles Fore (deceased) of Washington DC. Three sisters-in-law: Judy H. Gladys, VA., Viola Fore (deceased) of Gladys, VA.; and Christine Fore of Tampa FL.; Four aunts: Elizabeth Horne(deceased) of DC., Grace Harvey, Lucy Anderson of Lynchburg, VA and Ann Ross(deceased) of Lynchburg, VA. One uncle Richard Fore (deceased). Walter has ten grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, and a host of devoted nieces and nephews.

Miss Me – But Let Me Go


When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom-filled room, why cry for a soul set free.

Miss me a little, but not too long and not with your head bowed low. 
Remember the love that we once shared, miss me, but let me go.

For this journey that we all must take, and each must go alone. 
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan, a step on the road to home.

When we are lonely and sick at heart, go to the friends we know, and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds, miss me, but let me go.


Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Calvary Baptist Church, 1090 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.  Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 10:00 to 11:00 am.


Interment at Camp Williams, 17800 Redwood Rd., Bluffdale, Utah.


Services under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

1090 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

Service Information

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015

Time: 11:00 am -

1090 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015

17800 Redwood Rd., Bluffdale, Utah


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Born: April 29, 1931
Died: July 29, 2015

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