William Scott ""Scotty"" Foster (1950 - 2014)

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William Scott Foster, 64, of Mary Esther, Fla., passed away unexpectedly at his cabin that he loved in Florala, Ala., on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. He was born Jan. 25, 1950, in Opp, Ala.
Mr. Foster (Scotty) graduated from Opp High School, The University of Alabama in 1971, where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1975, and received his L.L.M. in tax and estate planning from the New York University School of Law in 1976. He established his practice with Armbrecht, Jackson and Demouy, in Mobile, Ala., in 1976, before moving home with his family to Mary Esther in 1983, where he joined the law firm of Estergren, Fleet, Fortune and Anchors. He later formed the firm, Anchors, Foster, McInnis and Keefe, which later merged into Anchors, Smith and Grimsley.
Scotty was a member of St. Simon's Episcopal Church, and served as Captain Billy Bowlegs XL in 1995 for the Krewe of Bowlegs. He also served as President of the Fort Walton Beach Rotary Club in 2005-2006, was a Paul Harris Fellow, Rotarian of the Year and was heavily involved with the Rotary charity Golf Tournament for many years. Scotty was an avid scratch golfer while in Mobile, but this passion was supplanted by his true love of the water. He loved boating on Santa Rosa Sound, was a tried and true Bama football fan, and his love of hunting was passed onto his two sons. His devotion and the sacrifices he made for his family were an inspiration, as were his southern charm and gentlemanly nature. Scotty and wife, Carlee, were always entertaining family and friends at their home and were gracious hosts with their "more the merrier" attitude. In his eyes, new acquaintances held the same stature and were made to feel as welcome as family members or close friends. He would gladly give the shirt off his back or the keys to his car to a stranger in need. All who were fortunate enough to know him will sorely miss his warm smile, firm handshake, jovial laugh and entertaining nature.
Scotty's parents, John Clifford Foster and Celeste Gresham Foster of Opp and Mary Esther, preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Carlee Foster; two sons, Scott Foster and Gresham Foster; his sister, Lynne Foster Mathews and husband Charlie; his brother, John Clifford Foster III; brother-in-law, Nick Cheriogotis; father-in-law, Spiro Cheriogotis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at 2:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Saint Simons on the Sound. Immediately after the service, a reception will be held at Aunt Martha's Bed and Breakfast in Fort Walton Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in the name Scotty Foster to Horizons, 123 Truxton Ave., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 or the Fort Walton Beach Rotary Club Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 892, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549.

Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News from Feb. 15 to Feb. 19, 2014
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