Floyd Franklin ‘Sonny’ Foster

Published 12:33 pm Monday, July 10, 2017

Mr. Floyd Franklin “Sonny” Foster, 86, of Center Street, Cooleemee, died Saturday, July 8, 2017, at his home.

He was born Nov. 6, 1930, in Davie County to the late William Guy and Ella Beatrice Nail Foster. Mr. Foster was a charter member of Victory Baptist Church. He had been employed by Burlington Industries, Fiber Industries and retired from Ingersoll-Rand.  Mr. Foster excelled in sports while in school and made the Salisbury Post All-Star team in 1949. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, sports and spending time with his family.

He was also preceded in death by 4 sisters, Gladys Beard, Nell Hoover, Eloise Nesbit and Edna Long; and a brother, Don Foster.

Survivors: his wife of 66 years, Peggy Jean Blackwood Foster of the home; 3 children, Freida Hamilton (Bob) of Waynesville, Sharon “Shiney” Kepley (Ray) of Salisbury and Steven Foster (Tammy) of Dale City, Va.; 5 grandchildren, Beth Harris (Wesley), Andrew Ridge (Jamie), Rebecca Cox (Stephen), Hillary Kepley and Molly Foster; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Modene Hendrix (H.R.) and Sue Milholen; many nieces and nephews; and special, longtime fishing buddy, Jim Osborne.

A funeral service was to be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 13 at Victory Baptist Church with the Rev. Shelby Harbour officiating. Burial was to follow in Rowan Memorial Park, Salisbury. The family was to receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Memorials: Victory Baptist Building Fund, PO Box 686, Cooleemee, 27014; or Community Home Care & Hospice, 1308 Davie Ave., Statesville, 28677.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.