Julian Gray Foshee, Sr.

April 26, 1942 - June 12, 2021

Julian Gray Foshee, Sr., age 79, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021, in Fort Myers, FL. He was born on April 26, 1942 in Red Level, Alabama, to the late Clarence and Vada Foshee.  He graduated from Andalusia High School in 1960 and married Bobbie Ann DuPree in March of 1962. 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Bobbie Ann Foshee of Fort Myers, FL; son, Gray Foshee (Shelly) of Fort Myers, FL daughter, Melanie Geenen (Jeffrey) of Knoxville, TN and grandchildren, Brit Foshee (Kelly) of Fort Myers, FL, Quinton Foshee (Rebekah) of Fort Myers, FL, Jeret Foshee (Dorie) of Perry, FL, Micah Foshee (Megan) of Bluffton, SC, Hannah-Michelle Foshee of Fort Myers, FL, Rachel Foshee of Fort Myers, FL, Peter Geenen of Knoxville, TN and Bruce McGill Foshee of Fort Myers, FL; as well as eight great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brother, Robert “Bob” Foshee (Diane) of Andalusia, AL and sister-in-law, Debra DuPree Williams (James “Jim”) of Asheville, NC.

Julian was employed by Harper Brothers, a road construction company, for over 45 years as a maintenance supervisor.  He then worked for APAC Florida, Inc., until his retirement in 2012 as a consultant.  Julian attended McGregor Baptist Church until he and his wife helped plant Cypress Lake Baptist Church in Fort Myers, FL, where he led the music and taught Sunday school.  He had a great passion for teaching God’s word and carried that with him into the nursing homes where he resided the last six years of his life. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. EST at City Gate Ministries, 1735 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 with Pastor David Pleasant officiating. 

Memorial Contributions in memory of Julian Gray Foshee, Sr. are suggested to City Gate Ministries, 1735 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


  1. robert houck Jun 15, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    julian was a great teacher he helped many young people become better adults,many of us owe our jobs to julian he taught me purchasing and helped me understand big business,and how to deal with people to get the job done.im so glad he came in to see me at napa ,he will be remembered by many people .gods speed from bobby houck.

  2. Reverend Michael Russell Jun 15, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    It was a honor to know Mr. Foshee and being able to talk to him at Page Rehabilitation .
    Reverend Michael and Geneva Russell

  3. Jan & Glenn Padgett Jun 15, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    So sorry to hear this-He was a Wonderful Man…Deepest Sympathies to the Family 🙏We will see him again…

  4. Howard and Catherine Newkirk Jun 15, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Bobby and Foshee children, So sorry for your loss. Julian was a wonderful, man, husband, father and grandfather. Howard and I would definitely attend memorial but I m doing chemo right now and will be unable to attend.

  5. Bert and Carol Williams Jun 15, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Bert and I loved Julian and love Bobbie and all their family for many years. Bert and Julian were at Oakbrook together and Julian and I talked there. In fact Bert has been in the room Julian had by the dining room now. This is hard Bobbie. May God hold you in his arms tightly. You are blessed with wonderful family and friends support. I love you and always wanted to talk to you. God Bless you and your family ❤️❤️🙏🙏

  6. Tim Lewis Jun 16, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Julian was a great man, father, husband and friend. I worked at Norman Auto supply in the 60 and 70 and called on Julian every week. We were great friends and I cherish the time we spent together. He was a fantastic father and friend. Jesus will welcome him with open arm’s.

  7. Sharon H Thompson Jun 18, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Julian was almost always around as we were growing up. He was a special part of the Harper Brothers extended family. Part of our lives through working with Dad and Quinton, as well as church, including both McGregor Baptist and Cypress Lake Baptist. He holds a special place in our memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Foshee family.

  8. Sandra Zeeman Jun 18, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    Julian was a mentor to many. He was one tough customer back in the day. Saying the least we laughed about it many times over the years.. I will always remember him with great respect.

  9. Beverly McNew Jun 21, 2021 at 9:28 am

    My deepest sympathies to the entire Foshee family. What precious memories I have of him working with Quinton and Dan the many years Also church and the kids being friends. Think Gray was Lauries first boyfriend growing up. The last time I saw Julian was at the Page Field facility. We laughed about old times and even how great heaven was going to be. We all know for certain he was welcomed in and is waiting for us to join him. Sorry I was not able to attend his service. I am in NC for the summer. Rest In Peace old friend. We will be joining you. My love to all.
    Beverly McNew

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