Terry Foreman, 81, of Charleston, Illinois formerly of Effingham, Illinois passed away Thursday, January 5, 2023 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, Illinois. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 12, 2023 at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until time of service at the funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials in his honor may be made to the American Heart Association or to Lake Land College and left at the visitation/service or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
Terry was born in Effingham, Illinois the son of Arlin and Fern (Beckmier) Foreman. He is survived by his brother, Jerry (Pam) Foreman of Indianapolis, Indiana; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, and great-great-nephews; and four cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Terry graduated from Effingham High School and while working as a dispatcher for the Illinois State Police he attended Lake Land College. He then went on to complete his master programs in Psychology and Counseling at Eastern Illinois University. He worked two years at Dieterich High School and was then hired at Lake Land College. While at Lake Land he developed the first Telecommunication Program of its type in the state and went on to receive a PHD in Counseling.
Terry was a member of the First Baptist Church in Effingham. Along with his wealth of knowledge and studies, he enjoyed writing and playing golf. He would spend his spare time studying the stock market and enjoyed investing.