Bill Foster, Mocksville Commissioner Dies Tuesday
Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 11, 2012
By Jackie Seabolt
A long-time member of the Mocksville Town Board died at his home Tuesday morning.
Bill Foster, 70, served more than a decade as a town commissioner. He had also served as a county commissioner.
Town Manager Christine Bralley called Foster a “true friend” and a business owner who cared about people.
He was the owner of Foster Drug in Mocksville and Bralley said it was unbelievable the number of people who have been employed there. “He helped a lot of people,” Bralley said. “He really did.”
Foster’s pharmacy was recognized for employees’ work and dedication following the 2007 explosion at Davie Place. Patients medications and prescriptions were checked throughout the night as emergency crews worked to transport elderly patients to safety at other locations.
The town phrase “Time Well Spent” was coined by Foster and he even came up with the idea to sell license plates bearing the phrase.
“He thought Mocksville was a great town and community,” Bralley says. “He was instrumental in a lot of things getting done but …