Violet ÔVi' Foster, 76, of Harriman, passed away peacefully July 11 at The Bridge at Rockwood.
She was born Sept. 29, 1937, to Carlos and Bessie Freels Whaley. Vi and her family settled back in her hometown in 1976 when her husband, Hugh, retired from the US Air Force. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Vi retired from teaching at the Tennessee Technology Center in Harriman in 1994. She was an avid reader and animal lover, particularly her beloved cockatiel Rudy. Vi was a devoted wife, sister, mom and Nana.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Hugh Foster; parents, Carlos Whaley and Bessie Whaley-Kelly; brother, Carlos ÔBraz' Whaley; two sisters, Karlene Healy and Clarise Edde Jones; and one nephew, Doug Healy.
She is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Rory and Kelly, of Kingston, Bryan and Lana and Kevin and Beverly, all of Harriman; three precious grandchildren, Megan Foster, Clint and wife, Missy Foster, all of Knoxville and Jessica and husband, T.J. Ruppe, of Oakdale; one cherished great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Ruppe; one sister and brother-in-law, Vera and Paul Scarbrough of Oakdale; and many special nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
The family received friends Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Harriman. The funeral service followed at 7 p.m. Graveside services were held Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. in Roane Memorial Gardens.
Davis Funeral Home, Harriman was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.davisfuneralhomes.com