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Austin, TX 78702
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Kelly Miller Foster Sr.

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Kelly Miller Foster Sr. Obituary
Kelly Miller Foster, Sr. Kelly Miller Foster, Sr. was the third of 8 children born to Charles Henry and Jessie Mae Dupree Foster on September 4, 1919 in Bastrop County. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on November 16, 2012. Mr. Foster moved to Austin in 1935. He is a graduate of the Original L. C. Anderson High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. While in the service, he married his high school sweetheart, Thelma Scales. After serving his country, he earned certificates from People's Business College and Crescent Institute of Electronics. He was employed at the Continental Trailways Bus Depot for 35 years and retired as a ticket agent and night manager. Mr. Foster was a Christian gentleman and served in many capacities at the Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church for 77 years. He was a member of Lyons Jr. Lodge #290, the Original L. C. Anderson Alumni Association, Original Anderson Alumni Austin Chapter and Chestnut Neighborhood Association. Mr. Foster was preceded in death by his parents; 1 sister and 2 brothers. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 69 years, Thelma Scales Foster; 2 daughters, Barbara F. Wilson of Austin, TX and Jo Ann F. Lewis of Manor, TX; 3 sons, Kelly M. Foster, Jr. and wife, Sylvia of Katy, TX; John T. Foster and wife, Eliese of Austin, TX and Charles E. Foster and wife, Sandra of Manor, TX; 9 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 1 sister, Lue Etta Houston of Austin, TX; 3 brothers, Oliver T. Foster of Los Angeles, CA, Lawrence A. Foster and wife, Eleasie and Lloyd L. Foster and wife, Leatrice of San Antonio, TX; sisters-in-law, Carlos Foster of San Antonio, TX and Vernese Foster of Austin, TX; nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Viewing at 12 Noon Friday; Wake/Visitation Friday, 6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M., King-Tears Mortuary. Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon Saturday at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, Gaylon C. Clark, Lead Pastor. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery, Pflugerville, TX.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Nov. 22, 2012
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