Violet "Vi" Foster, 76, of Harriman, passed away peacefully Friday, July 11, 2014, at The Bridge at Rockwood.
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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 United States 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 was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Hugh Foster; her parents, Carlos Whaley and Bessie Whaley-Kelly; her brother, Carlos "Braz" Whaley; two sisters, Karlene Healy and Clarise Edde Jones; and one nephew, Doug Healy.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Rory and Kelly, Kingston, Bryan and Lana, and Kevin and Beverly, all of Harriman; three precious grandchildren, Megan Foster, Clint Foster and wife Missy, all of Knoxville, Jessica Ruppe and husband T.J., Oakdale; one cherished great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Ruppe; one sister and brother-in-law, Vera and Paul Scarbrough, Oakdale; many special nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13, in Davis Funeral Home, Harriman. The funeral service followed at 7 p.m. Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Monday at Roane Memorial Gardens.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.davisfuneralhomes.com.
Davis Funeral Home
715 Morgan Avenue
Harriman, TN 37748
Published in Roane County News from July 15 to July 16, 2014