Harold Dean Fogleman, Sr., a native of Burlington, went home to be with his Lord November 14, 2020, at his residence. He was born December 18, 1936, to Jerry Holt Fogleman and Iona Tingen Fogleman, both deceased.
Harold was a loving husband, provider and protector of his high school sweetheart and wife of 64 years, Janet Gray Fogleman. He was the proud father of one son, Harold “Dean” Fogleman, Jr. and his wife Shelia Barts Fogleman, whom he loved dearly. Harold and Janet have two awesome grandsons, Wesley Dean Fogleman and wife Kendal and Chase Austin Fogleman and one great granddaughter Annabelle Fogleman, who preceded him in death. Others left to cherish his memory are his wonderful sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Debbie Gray Miriello and Ron Miriello, niece Diana Miriello and great niece Gabryella Miriello all of Sanford. One nephew, Dr. Mark G. Miriello of PA. Also, many very dear cousins and special friends.
Harold attended Walter Williams High School and Elon College. Having worked for the Alamance County School System and O.G. Thompson Construction Co., he retired after 30 years employment from Cannon/Culp in Graham.
Since he played baseball in high school, he continued the love of the sport by playing for Kimesville during his adult years. As a member of Lakeview Civitan Club, he carried his expertise of baseball to the field again when his son was of age to play, coaching pee-wee and little league until he aged out.
As a certified NBA bowling instructor for the American Bowling Congress, he was a avid 10 pin bowler holding high game for the men for several years at Burlington Lanes. He earned much recognition in the sport. His many trophies tell the story. While their son Dean was in Western Middle and High Schools, Janet and Harold enjoyed 7 years as active band boosters traveling with the band as chaperons on all trips to festivities and ball games.
Harold, with his wife, were participants in helping to reorganize the Alamance Chapter of Muscular Dystrophy and for many years served as co-chair of ways and means. He also joined with his wife volunteering with the Patricia G. Bynum Cancer fund and with the ARMC Cancer Foundation.
In the early 1960’s, he and Janet were instrumental in the founding of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in their community, where they served as MYF directors for many years. They are current members of Altamahaw Baptist Church where they have served as greeters and members of the Senior Fellowship.
Harold loved vacationing at Carolina Beach each year and at Myrtle Beach where he enjoyed their condo for many years. He enjoyed fishing, boating, skiing and visiting with his coastal friends. Harold was a very good cook in the kitchen or on the grill. His specialties were canning seven day pickles, chocolate pies, ice box fruit cake and fruit cake cookies.
In his recliner years he turned to enjoying his western movies on TV, as well as the Panthers, Yankees and NASCAR, when not working on jigsaw puzzles.
A funeral service will be held at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington at 2:00 PM, Thursday, November 19, with a viewing as well as a video of his family life shown from 12:45 – 1:45 prior to the service in the chapel. Burial will immediately follow in Alamance Memorial Park.
Our heartfelt thanks to those who sent cards, phone calls, visits or said a prayer. To the doctors, hospice staff and caregivers, Libbie Barbee and Helen Hogsed, a special thank you and may God bless you all.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Altamahaw Baptist Church, 3445 Altamahaw Church Rd., Elon, NC 27344, or a charity of your choice.