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John G. Foraker

November 14, 1942 ~ March 7, 2019 (age 76)

John G Foraker, 76, of London, Kentucky passed away at his home on Thursday March 7, 2019.

John was born November 14, 1942 in Zanesville, Ohio to the late Clyde M Jr. and Margaret (Griggs) Foraker.

John graduated from New Lexington High School Class of 1960. He then attended The Ohio State University and Ohio Northern University where he was a member of the baseball teams at both. After college he taught and coached for a brief time and began doing what he loved, working in the oil and gas industry as an independent producer.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years Linda (Cartell)Foraker of the home, son Scott (Nicole)Foraker of New Lexington, Ohio, daughter Tamela(Jose) Cornejo of Apex, North Carolina, grandchildren Kolten and Kaden Foraker of New Lexington, Ohio, Jose Mateo Cornejo of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, brother Daniel (Kathi)Foraker of New Lexington, Ohio, special nephews and nieces, Amy (Steven) Mulroy, Michael (Christie)Foraker, Jay(Norah)Foraker, Ann (Lucas)Nicely, Margaret (Chase)Graham, Natasha (Brad)Nixon, Luke (Bri) Okey, Jon Michael Okey, several brothers and sisters in law, many friends and colleagues in the oil and gas industry in Ohio and in Kentucky where John has spent the last 15 years and last but certainly not least his four legged friend Ally.

Preceded in death by his parents Clyde M Foraker Jr, Margaret Griggs Foraker, sister Suzanne Birkimer, brother Clyde M Foraker III (Cim), nephew Matthew Birkimer, mother in law Violet Rader and father in law John Cartell.

Per John’s wishes, careful cremation has taken place. Friends and family are invited to the graveside memorial service on Friday, April 12, 2019 at New Lexington Cemetery in New Lexington, Ohio. The service will begin at 11:00am with Reverend Greg Inboden officiating. A reception immediately following.

Roberts-Winegardner Funeral Home, 304 Mill Street, New Lexington, Ohio is in charge of arrangements.

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