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Forney, Joel


Joel Forney of Dallas, Texas passed away due to complications of congestive heart failure on Thursday morning, January 30, 2020.  Joel was 47.  
He is survived by four children; Hunter, Annabelle, Austin, and Olivia (and his beloved dog, Rocco).  He is also survived by his mother and father, Cristeen & Chuck Forney of Corpus Christi, Texas; sisters Christie of Houston, Stef of Austin and grandmother, Lawanda Schram of Portland, Texas.
Joel was predeceased by his birth father. Bruce Allen Schram; grandfather, Robert J. Schram of Portland, Texas; grandmother, Ruth Hill Anderson of Portland, Texas and Joyce and Charles M. Forney of Corpus Christi, Texas.     
Joel was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas and a graduate of Richard King High School.  He had a kind soul, loved animals, and was a caring and generous friend.  He will be greatly missed by his loved ones and his family.  
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas, 75234.
Also, a memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 15th at Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Church in Port Aransas, Texas.
Memorial contributions in Joel’s name may be made to the Humane Society of Dallas County at 2719 Manor Way, Dallas, Texas, 75235, or a charity of your choice. 
Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.   

    Elaine And Ray Ryan
    13 Oct 2022

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you

    gayle abernethy
    13 Oct 2022

    So Sorry For your loss. Laura Godwin and Gayle Abernethy

    Jamie Eppler
    13 Oct 2022

    I’m so sorry. Prayers for comfort & peace. Love from cousin Jamie & family

    Kricket Hinton
    13 Oct 2022

    Joel had one of the funniest personality….you could count on him to brighten up the room.He will be missed!

    Rhea Grenke
    13 Oct 2022

    To Joels family, I am very sorry for your loss

    Lori Riojas
    13 Oct 2022

    My heart is heavy. Have alot of pictures with Joel from Jr. High.
    Condolences to all of the family.

    Brad Smith
    13 Oct 2022

    I’ve known Joel since 2001. This is quite a shock, I just chatted with him on New Year’s Eve. So sorry to hear this.

    K. Young
    13 Oct 2022

    Rest easy.

    Ann (Slade) Martin
    13 Oct 2022

    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family during this difficult time. No words are adequate to comfort.

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"As soon as the call was made to Mr. Wayne Baxter all of my brothers final needs were taken care of. They walked me through what to expect the timeline and even dealt with the cemetery and the grave diggers. I was a hot mess due to my brothers sudden and unexpected passing. The experience was seamless and made it easy for my brother’s friends and family to say their last goodbyes. They even had the size to accommodate such a large group that showed up . The package deals that they offered were cost-effective and didn’t break my bank account. They included extras and accommodations that other funeral homes charged extra for. All the staff was amazing including Mr. Don Dodd . I can not thank them enough for all their help."
The Gillilands
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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Thank you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands


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