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Wayne Foster

Funeral service for Mr. Wayne Foster will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Gladeville United Methodist Church with Pastor Moses Han and Rev. Joe Johnson officiating.  Interment will follow at Caraway Cemetery.  Visitation will be at Gladeville United Methodist Church on Wednesday 2–8 PM and Thursday after 11 AM.

Mr. Foster, age 84 of Gladeville passed away December 19, 2022, at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage.

Born Charles Wayne Foster on September 15, 1938, in Wilson County, he is the son of the late Charlie Max and Margaret Elizabeth Nance Foster. He retired from First American National Bank after forty four years of service.  He then came to work at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home where he had worked for the past twenty one years. He was an active member of Gladeville United Methodist Church where he had been a member for seventy five years. He served as lay leader, treasurer, song leader, Sunday school teacher, and sang in the choir.  He was known for welcoming every new visitor who walked through the church doors.   He had served in the Tennessee National Guard, and was very active in the Gladeville United Methodist Men’s Club.  He also oversaw the Caraway Cemetery and served as the treasurer.

He is survived by his wife of fifty seven years, Carolyn Durham Foster; three children: Laurie (Ian) Kincaid; John (Casey) Foster, and Chuck (Melissa) Foster; four grandchildren: Drew & Emily Kincaid, and Ashley & Karli Foster; sister, Nancy “Babs” Parker; and brother, Eddie (Marlene) Foster; several nieces and nephews.

Honorary Pallbearers: Margaret Gwaltney, James Edwin & Judy Swain, Richard & Susan Cardwell, Bruce & Kathy Jones, David Brooks, Clark McKinney, and the staff of Ligon & Bobo.

Active Pallbearers: Gary Parker, Christopher Foster, Drew Kincaid, Wayne Ethridge, Kenny Risner, Jeremy Snyder, and Jerry Jones.

Memorials may be made to Gladeville United Methodist Men’s Club or Caraway Cemetery.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Haywood Barry says:
    So sorry to learn of Wayne’s passing. He was always such a pleasant person to meet and talk with. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our condolences to his family. Haywood Barry
  2. Jim Bell says:
    So sorry to hear about Wayne, he always had a smile and welcome to everybody, he will be missed.
    • Amy and David Mossman says:
      We are very sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was very kind to us when we came to GUMC. He always made it a point to speak with us whenever he saw us. Prayers to your family. He will be missed.
  3. Carolyn Corlew says:
    Wayned was one of the first ones to welcome us into our church 31 years ago. He’d call on me for group sings, and ALWAYS asked about my daughter Taylor. He was definitely a Patriarch to our church and eager to help. He loved doing music and always loved it when his son Chuck would come back to play! He raised some AWESOME children as well.
    He will truly be missed. A Life well lived our Christian Brother.
  4. Chris & Denise Fessenden says:
    Dear Carolyn and Family, we pray our Lord’s comfort and watch-care for you all. We are very sorry to hear about Wayne’s homegoing…but he is welcomed home as an heir to the King. Our sincere condolences!
    Chris & Denise Fessenden
  5. Charles and Jeannette Smith says:
    I met Wayne at the Wilson County Health Department. he kind and thoughtful of everyone. Such a nice and kindhearted man. He will be missed
  6. James Harkreader says:
    Diane and I are so very sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. We’re honored to have known him for so many years. Our prayers and condolences are with his family