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Jimmie Louis Foreman, Sr.

July 21, 1946 — January 29, 2024



Jimmie Louis Foreman Sr. was a man who dedicated his life to service and family. In Port Arthur, TX on January 21, 1946, congratulations were given to Roy Foreman and Maude Allen Foreman-Brown on the birth of their son, Jimmie Louis Foreman Sr.

Jimmie's journey was one filled with love, sacrifice, and a deep commitment to his country. After graduating from Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Jimmie's sense of duty led him to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1966. He bravely served as a military police officer during the Vietnam War, displaying immense courage and resilience in the face of adversity. Jimmie exemplified what it meant to be a soldier and served his country with honor and distinction. Following his service in Vietnam, Jimmie continued his military career, spending time stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas before finally retiring at Fort Hood, Texas in 1992 after an impressive 26 years of service. Throughout his time in the military, he was admired by his comrades for his unwavering commitment to duty and professionalism. After retiring from the U.S. Army, Jimmie embarked on a new chapter of his life working for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. For a decade, he faithfully served his community with dedication and integrity. His contributions to the justice system were invaluable and made a positive impact on countless lives.

Aside from his distinguished career, Jimmie cherished time spent with loved ones and pursued various hobbies that brought him joy. He had an innate ability to work with his hands and found solace under the hood of cars. Spending countless hours fixing up cars became one of his greatest passions. His favorite car was fondly named "Christine" and he took great pride in maintaining it meticulously. Jimmie's dedication to cars extended beyond personal interest; he enjoyed participating in car shows alongside friends and fellow members of the Volkswagen Club. His enthusiasm for these events knew no bounds; distance did not hinder him from attending shows near or far. In addition to car shows, he found solace in watching Barret-Jackson and Mecum car shows, as well as indulging in episodes of Forensic Files, a nod to his years in the criminal justice field.

In 1965, Jimmie entered into his first union with Margaret, and together they welcomed three children: Jimmie L. Foreman Jr., Ethel Denise Foreman, and Shannon Foreman. Later in life, Jimmie had a second union with his late wife Carolyn and opened his arms to four more children: Michael D. Jamison, Jermaine L. Jamison, Pamela S. Batiste, and Kimberly D. Manley. Family was at the center of Jimmie's world, and he loved them deeply.

Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents Roy Foreman and Maude Allen Foreman-Brown, as well as his beloved wife Carolyn V. Foreman, and brothers Benny Foreman Sr., Anthony Foreman and Terry Foreman.

He is survived by his brother Roy Foreman Jr. (Juanita), children Jimmie L. Foreman Jr., Michael D. Jamison, Jermaine L. Jamison, Ethel Denise Foreman, Shannon Foreman, Pamela S. Batiste, Kimberly D. Manley; grandchildren Kieara Hall, Elijah Foreman, Mekhi Jamison, Donovan Jamison, Ava Jamison, Jeremiah Batiste, Jacob Batiste, Ian Jamison, Erykah Manley, Xavier Manley, Autumn Jamison, Lexi Jamison, Amir Watson; and great-grandchildren Elijah Foreman Jr. and Naomi R. Foreman.

To honor the memory of Jimmie Louis Foreman Sr., visitation services will be held on Thursday, February 15th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home. The funeral service will take place the following day on February 16th at 12:00 PM at Marlboro Heights Missionary Baptist Church. Jimmie will be laid to rest with full military honors at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choosing may be made in Mr. Foreman's name.

The family would like to extend a special appreciation to Rosalyn Arnold, Stoneybrook of Belton Nursing Home, and to all who have given their support and prayers during this time of remembrance and celebration.

Jimmie Louis Foreman Sr.'s unwavering commitment to his country, dedication to his family, and love for cars will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. He leaves behind a legacy of selflessness and determination that will continue to inspire generations to come. Although he may no longer be with us physically, his spirit will forever remain by our side. May he rest in eternal peace.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, February 15, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Harper-Talasek Funeral Home

506 N 38th St, Killeen, TX 76543

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 16, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

11463 TX-195, Killeen, TX 76542

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