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William R. "Bill" Foster Sr.

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William R. "Bill" Foster Sr. Obituary
William R. "Bill" Foster, Sr.

Brentwood, Tennessee

October 13, 2013. Born in Clarksville, TN on February 25, 1936 to parents Rudolph and Christine Burke Foster,

Bill served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and graduated from Austin Peay State University with a degree in accounting. His professional career as a Certified Public Accountant began in local CPA firms, then Genesco, Inc. for ten years. Bill retired as Chief Financial Officer from Neely Coble Company after 31 years of service.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Doris Russell.

Bill is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jean W. Foster; son, William R. Foster, Jr. and wife Kathe; daughter, Anne Marie Allyn and husband Rick; grandchildren, Will, Jack and Ted Foster, Emma and Seth Allyn.

To celebrate his life, Dr. Davis Chappell will conduct a service at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 25th at Brentwood United Methodist Church. There will be a reception immediately following the service in Haney Hall.

Honorary Pallbearers are Neely Coble Company employees. There will be private burial at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brentwood United Methodist Church, 309 Franklin Rd., Brentwood, TN 37027 or Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.

Sign online guestbook at, (615) 377-0775


Published in The Tennessean on Oct. 20, 2013
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