Jack Foster

February 20, 1932December 9, 2012

Jack Foster, 80 years, 9 months and 20 days February 20, 1932 – December 09, 2012

Jack Foster, 80, was born in Cary, Kentucky and resided in Nashville, Tennessee and Harrison, Michigan. He went home December 09, 2012. He was the son of the late Millard and Sudie (Miller-Smith) Foister of Jensen, Kentucky.

He proudly served our country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and was transferred into the Marine Corps Reserves. He was honorably discharged January 16th, 1960. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal.

He retired after 22 years of loyal service as a supervisor diesel mechanic from Hare Cartage, Detroit, Michigan on September 27th, 1991. He also served as Stewart for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Lodge #698.

He enjoyed his retirement at his lake house in Harrison, Michigan.

He lived a long full life on his own terms.

In addition to his parent, he was preceded in death by his wives Marguerite “Shannon” McManus Foster and June Felix Foster. Brothers Franklin Foster, Jess Foster, Sam Foister and Randall Foister. Sisters Viola Goodin and Katherine Miller. One great grand daughter Mckenzie Fraser and his beloved dog GiGi.

He is survived by his children Jacklynn Andrus and Toby of Austin, Texas, William “Bill” Foster and Lorrie of Nashville, Tennessee, Barbara Beard and Donald of Nashville, Tennessee, Janet Fraser of Bon Aqua, Tennessee, Sylvia Kerl and James of China, Texas and Jack William Foster and Denise of New York, New York. Grandchildren, Lesli, Christy, Curtis, Cyndi, Roger, Stacie, April, Derek, Karen, Bradley, Jessica, Caitlin, Jackson, Joshua, Jacob and 8 great grandchildren. His brothers Fred Foister and Jimmy Foister. Sisters Dorothy Allen, Helen Walker, Jewell O’Quinn and Terry Belvins.

This is not goodbye – its is “see you later alligator – we love you Daddy!”

Visitation is Thursday, December 13th, 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday, December 14th 10:00 am until 2:00 p.m. at which time the Celebration of his Life will begin at Eastland Funeral Home, 904 Gallatin Road, Nashville, Tennessee.

The family asked that all join them in the banquet hall immediately following the Celebration for a meal and fellowship. The family asks that all feel free to share their loving memories of their Father with them.

The family will be taking him home to Michigan on Sunday, December 16th. Graveside services and burial will be Monday, December 17th, 2012, 12:00 p.m. at Roseland Park, 29001 North Woodward Avenue, Berkley, Michigan.

Pallbearers – The Grandsons’ Curtis Foster of Riverview, Florida (Honorary) Roger Fraser of Columbia, Tennessee. Derek Kerl of Austin, Texas Bradley Kerl of Houston, Texas (Honorary) Jackson Beard of Nashville, TN Joshua Kerl of Austin, Texas Jacob Kerl of China, Texas

Honorary Pallbearers – The Great Grandsons’ Keenan Scalf of Joelton, Tennessee Connor Scalf of Joelton, Tennessee


  • Visitation Thursday, December 13, 2012
  • Celebration of Life Friday, December 14, 2012
  • Graveside Service Monday, December 17, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2012

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Janet Foster-Fraser

April 13, 2013

Yesterday was my Birthday. You were the age I am now when I gave birth to April Lynn. "Your Miracle Girl" I missed hearing you tell me "Happy Birthday" and "I Love you very Much" I had a lot of FB friends send me a "Happy Birthday" and Lesli sent me on too. That ment so much to me. Of corse I woke up with Birthday Kisses from April. I missed hearing from Roger Lee. But we did have a short conversation this week. I actually wanted to write this meesage to you. I know Daddy that your Mechanic of a daughter because you had taught me so much. Finally figured out the code your meter was giving for the Purge Valve unit. After 2 years Daddy.... I got the check engine light off by changing a 10 amp fuse that was for the puyrge valve unit. :) I was so excited. I know how proud you are of me. Like you would say. " I never give up until I found out the problem wether or not I can learn how to fix it. Thank You for teaching me how to be a little bit of Mechanically inclined! I love and miss you so much!

David Pilgrim

February 23, 2013

Happy Birthday friend and to your family I send well wishes. I was so touched by your family and knowing how proud you were of your service to our country. It is always hard to say goodbye to a brother and hero to our nation. You will not be forgotten.
American Legion Post 22

Janet Foster-Fraser

February 21, 2013

`I lit a candle to wish you a Happy Birthday! I know that in Heaven we never grow older. I Love and miss you so much! But I am so happy for you! Today you are in Heaven. Living in a Mansion God promised he had prepared for you. You are walking on streets of Gold and are with many of your loved ones. I can see in my mind you and Uncle Frank being together with the Lord is a dream come true for you. You are with the lions grazing with the lambs. I bet Gigi was as happy to see you as you were to se Gigi. Daddy I am so happy you are truly happy and feel good every day. Happy Birthday Daddy! Sending Birthday Hugs and Kisses to you towards Heaven for you today.

Barbara Beard

February 14, 2013

Well dad V-day is here I will miss the red roses you always gave me. But not as much as i miss you! I love you and think of you every minute of every day! Send me the smell of the roses this year daddy! Love ya!

Barbara Beard

February 6, 2013

Need your wisdom today dad. Miss you! You once said all would be well! When! Things just keep getting harder without you here to talk too! If I could have back for just hour! Watch over your girl hard day!

Apri; Fraser

January 30, 2013

I Love and miss you very much. When I see Mom cry because she misses you I tell her you are in Heaven with God. But you will always be in our hearts even when we get to heaven. I got sick and had to come home from school.But I and getting better and going back to school. I will make you proud of me as much as I am going to make me proud of my self. I keep remembering your smile on your face and it keeps a smile on my face. I Love and miss you Grandpa and so do my boys. All our love from all 3 of our hearts forever. Love Keeana, Connor and Your Miracle Girl, April

Janet Foster-Fraser

January 30, 2013

Daddy, I think of you every moment of the day. It has been 1 month and 3 weeks your never leave my mind and you will always be in my heart. I wake up after having dreams of the things we ejoyed doing together and with April and the boys. Remembering things you had planned to do with Apri, the Boys and I this summer. Most of all I think of you through out my day and wake up during the night missing you so much! I know we will be togethr again. Until then I will continue to think about you and talk about and always hold on to the Love and support and encouragement you gave me that I have always wanted and needed during our short time togehter. The Love you shared with me and allowed me to know without a doubt. I was your daughter. Your loved me as your daughter. Thank you for giving me a life long part of my heart that I grew up missing. If Kisses reach Heaven I'm sending you some today along with all the Hugs I miss giving and recieveing when we were together. I Love you Daddy very much! Daddy. Thank You for being my Daddy when I needed you the most. I will see you when I get to Heaven.

Barbara Beard

January 29, 2013

Thinking of you always! I feel you with me. I miss our daily talks. My days are lost without you. I have to keep faith I will be with you again. I love you dad!

Janet Fraser-Foster

January 10, 2013

I lit a candle for you tonight. It is shinning to let you know How much I love and miss you! It has been 1 month and 46 minutes into another day since I heard your voice, or heard you say "I Love You Very Much" "Call Me If You Need Anything" "You Aren't Ever Alone. You have A Father That Is Always Here For You and With You." I miss you so much! I've been told as time goes by Missing you will get easier." I don't think being apart is ever going to get easier for me. I felt like I just found you. I know when we are togther I won't miss you anymore. You gave me strenght and encouagement. Like I have never been given before. I will hold on to all the strength you have given me and stay strong unti we are togethr again. I will always hear the last words we spoke and feel the soft kiss you place unpon my check. Before you entered Heavens Gates forever. Goodnight Daddy,
I Love you.

Barbara Beard

January 5, 2013

My heart is broken, I see you in my mind and feel you all around me. I smell your after shave everywhere. Thank you for letting me know you still watch over me. Love you Daddy! See you soon!