NEWPORT NEWS - A deep baritone voice heard for decades over the airwaves in this country and overseas has been silenced. For a year, T/Sgt. Charles Phillip Foster (Ret.) of Newport News, Virginia put up a good fight battling cancer. His battle ended when a higher power called him home on June 17, 2013. Chuck was born in 1937 in Emory, Virginia to Myrtle and Charles Foster, who both preceded him in death. Chuck served 20 years in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1975 at Langley Air Force Base. During his career he worked with Armed Forces Network in the field of radio and television. He also served a tour of duty in Vietnam. Once he retired he continued working in the Hampton Roads area and Bristol, Virginia. Some of the radio stations he worked at in Hampton Roads include: WVEC, WVHR, WFOG, WWDE (2WD), WNIS, and WKEZ. In Bristol he worked at WFHG and WXBQ. When Chuck turned off his microphone, he worked for a couple of years at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Hampton, Virginia. Chuck is survived by his daughter, Lauren Foster of Richmond, Virginia, Velma Scaife Foster, his former spouse, and dozens of cousins in and around Emory and Abingdon, Virginia. Services will be held at Bethel Manor Chapel 1793 First Avenue, Hampton Va 23665. Friday, June 21, at 10:00 am. Chaplain Joseph Riss will officiate. Visitation will be at the church from 9:00 am. to 10:00 am. Internment will be in Peninsula Memorial Park following services with military honors. A guestbook is available at www.carterfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Daily Press on June 19, 2013