Jack Foster, 80 years, 9 months and 20 days
February 20, 1932 – December 09, 2012
Jack Foster, 80, was born in Cary, Kentucky and resided in Nashville, Tennessee and Harrison, Michigan. He went home December 09, 2012. He was the son of the late Millard and Sudie (Miller-Smith) Foister of Jensen, Kentucky.
He proudly served our country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and was transferred into the Marine Corps Reserves. He was honorably discharged January 16th, 1960. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal.
He retired after 22 years of loyal service as a supervisor diesel mechanic from Hare Cartage, Detroit, Michigan on September 27th, 1991. He also served as Stewart for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Lodge #698.
He enjoyed his retirement at his lake house in Harrison, Michigan.
He lived a long full life on his own terms.
In addition to his parent, he was preceded in death by his wives Marguerite "Shannon" McManus Foster and June Felix Foster. Brothers Franklin Foster, Jess Foster, Sam Foister and Randall Foister. Sisters Viola Goodin and Katherine Miller. One great grand daughter Mckenzie Fraser and his beloved dog GiGi.
He is survived by his children Jacklynn Andrus and Toby of Austin, Texas, William "Bill" Foster and Lorrie of Nashville, Tennessee, Barbara Beard and Donald of Nashville, Tennessee, Janet Fraser of Bon Aqua, Tennessee, Sylvia Kerl and James of China, Texas and Jack William Foster and Denise of New York, New York. Grandchildren, Lesli, Christy, Curtis, Cyndi, Roger, Stacie, April, Derek, Karen, Bradley, Jessica, Caitlin, Jackson, Joshua, Jacob and 8 great grandchildren. His brothers Fred Foister and Jimmy Foister. Sisters Dorothy Allen, Helen Walker, Jewell O'Quinn and Terry Belvins.
This is not goodbye – its is "see you later alligator – we love you Daddy!"
Visitation is Thursday, December 13th, 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday, December 14th 10:00 am until 2:00 p.m. at which time the Celebration of his Life will begin at Eastland Funeral Home, 904 Gallatin Road, Nashville, Tennessee.
The family asked that all join them in the banquet hall immediately following the Celebration for a meal and fellowship. The family asks that all feel free to share their loving memories of their Father with them.
The family will be taking him home to Michigan on Sunday, December 16th. Graveside services and burial will be Monday, December 17th, 2012, 12:00 p.m. at Roseland Park, 29001 North Woodward Avenue, Berkley, Michigan.
Pallbearers – The Grandsons'
Curtis Foster of Riverview, Florida (Honorary)
Roger Fraser of Columbia, Tennessee.
Derek Kerl of Austin, Texas
Bradley Kerl of Houston, Texas (Honorary)
Jackson Beard of Nashville, TN
Joshua Kerl of Austin, Texas
Jacob Kerl of China, Texas
Honorary Pallbearers – The Great Grandsons'
Keenan Scalf of Joelton, Tennessee
Connor Scalf of Joelton, Tennessee