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David L. Foraker

April 28, 1947 - September 18, 2022

David L. Foraker, Sr., age 75, of Smyrna, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, September 18, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE on April 28, 1947, he was a son of the late George and Virginia (Stumpf) Foraker. David proudly served his country in the United States Army and made his career at W.L. Gore where he retired as a machine operator.

David was a knowledgeable collector and owner of classic cars. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles. In his spare time, David could often be found golfing or bass fishing. Most of all, his family and grandchildren meant the most to him and he will be missed by many.

David is survived by his beloved wife, JoAnn (Jester) Foraker; loving son, D.J. Foraker (Nichole); brothers, Bobby Foraker (Vicky), and Jimmy Foraker (Judy); sisters, Carol Foraker, Elaine Foraker, and Sharon Foraker; grandchildren, Darren, Katelynn, and Miranda Foraker; and many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 pm until 1 pm on Monday, September 26, 2022 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 1 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s memory to Compassionate Care Hospice, Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, or online by clicking here or Food Bank of Delaware, Attn: Development Department, 222 Lake Drive, Newark, DE 19702, or online by clicking here.

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  • Dear JoAnn, DJ and family,
    Your are in my thoughts and prayers. Dave will be missed. Please let me know if you need anything (a friend to talk to, help with anything since I’m not far from you). Remember the great moments you’ve shared and may Jesus surround you all with his love and calming peace! Love you, Tina and Tessa

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers throughout this difficult time. Cherish the memories as I know they are plentiful.

  • May he Rest In Peace and the Lord continue to bless the family much love❤️🙏🏽. I am a neighbor 239 Maplehurst Dr. my brother also purchased his 79 caddy didn’t know him long but always had a sweet attitude.

  • Dear JoAnn and Family,
    Bob, Whitney and I are sending our Condolences and Love at this difficult time of loss.
    We will sure miss our good neighbor, Dave and all our lawn mowing and late night chats:(
    We were so happy when you both moved into our neighborhood.
    Please feel free to call on us for any needs you might have or if you just need a friend or to just talk. We are here for you🙏🏻💕
    Peace, comfort and love
    Bob and Yvonne

  • Love and condolences from the walls boys – Austin & Owen Walls