From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Foree, Jack C.

(born: 1935  -  died: 2010) 

Jack C. Foree was born in New Castle, KY, the son of Etta and Jesse Foree. He attended a segregated two-room grade school in New Castle and received his high school diploma from Lincoln Institute. He was also a graduate of Kentucky State University, Spalding University, and Indiana University.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Foree was a math teacher and administrator in the Jefferson County (KY) School System and president of Grace Bible College, Inc., located in Louisville, KY. He was also the president of Sky Brite of Louisville, Inc., a janitorial service he founded in 1970.

Foree died May 18, 2010 in Louisville. He is buried in the  Middletown (KY) Historic Cemetery.

Information for this entry was submitted by Jake Karnes. For more see Who's Who Among African Americans, 1988-2007; and his obituary at

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NKAA Entry: Lincoln Institute (Lincoln Ridge, KY)
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