Thomas Foresee inducted into EHS Hall of Fame
The late Thomas Foresee has been inducted into the Eufaula High School Hall of Fame.
The induction was announced at the Homecoming football game on September 22.
“This year, due to the character, loyalty and commitment this individual has brought to this community and school, the Alumni have chosen Thomas A. Foresee to be placed into the Eufaula High School Hall of Fame,” stated the Eufaula Alumni Officers in making the presentation.
Attending the presentation of this prestigious award were his children, Jacie, Crystal, Alicia and Jeremy, all graduates of Eufaula High School, and their families. Also a host of other family members and friends.
Foresee, who passed away in 2020 at the age of 70, was the son of the late T.G. “Red” and Bennie Foresee.
He graduated from Eufaula High School in 1968. He attended Okmulgee State Tech and graduated in 1970 with an Associate’s degree in Concrete Technology. He and his sister, Kathy Foresee Turner, co-owned and operated Foresee Ready Mix of Eufaula for almost 50 years, and was an active part in the growth of Eufaula.
Tom was an avid supporter of Eufaula Public Schools and a proud member of the class of 1968. He always looked forward to homecoming and actively participated in organizing events for his class during their milestone years. He was a big contributor and strong supporter of multiple school programs and activities.
Thomas served his community in numerous ways which included the Eufaula Fire Department for 29 years, and as the fire chief for ten years. He is often remembered for bringing the fire truck to the Eufaula Elementary to educate students on fire safety.
He was a member of the Eufaula Masonic Lodge, a 32nd Degree Master Mason, Shriner’s, Scottish Rite, Lions Club, Elks Club, United Methodist Church, and Eufaula Area Chamber of Commerce.
He was a volunteer at Shriner Basketball tournaments throughout the years and Tom and his son Jeremy, were often seen together being slung around in the Shriner’s funny car at local parades.
Tom was a friend to all, and was known to always be willing to help. That occasionally included getting out the crane to help Kay Luna get Santa on the roof at Christmas for the annual light display.
Tom was a loyal and giving friend to the Eufaula community. He had a memory like no other and was always there to help a friend fact check any historical high school memories. Tom loved the Eufaula community and was a proud Eufaula Ironhead.
Thank you for your unwavering support to the Ironhead community!