TRYON-Fred Earl Foster, 80, of 89 Gettys Foster Lane, died January 3, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional. A native of Spartanburg County, he was the son of the late Gettys and Louise Foster and loving husband to the late Dale Jackson Foster.
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He was retired from the US Air Force after 20 years of service, with tours in Vietnam and Korea. He was the Columbus Police Chief for several years and was a truck driver. He was a member of Coopers Gap Baptist Church.
He is survived by two sons, Larry Earl Foster (Robin) and David "Pud" Foster (Tammy) both of Tryon; a daughter, Lori Brewer (David) of Rutherfordton; granddaughters, Mandi Rickman Metcalf, Jessica Foster Clark (Jamison), Larah Foster Waters (Jonathan), Leah Foster, Jeri Ann Hudson, and Linley Foster; great grandchildren, Lathan and Payton Metcalf, Jerica, Jayvin and Jasper Clark and Ada Scott Waters. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Jerica
The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00pm Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Petty Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Monday, January 6, 2014 at Coopers Gap Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Don Hollifield. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Coopers Gap Baptist Church, 730 Coopers Gap Road,
Mill Spring, NC 28756.
The family is at the home of David Foster, 88 Gettys Foster Ln, Tryon, NC.
Condolences may be left at www.pettyfuneralhome.com.
Petty Funeral Home
124 North Trade Street
Landrum, SC 29356
Published in The Times-News on Jan. 4, 2014