Charles Wesley Foster, Jr. passed away peacefully on November 25, 2020 in Knoxville, Tennessee at 86 years old. He was born in Lincoln Park, Michigan on July 16, 1934 to Charles Wesley Foster, Sr. and Margaret (Jeffries) Foster. He served in the army in the mid-1950s, and later graduated from Michigan State University, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. He began his professional life as a special education teacher and later served as the Director of the Michigan Association of Rehabilitation Facilities. He helped build a rehabilitation center in the 1970s and arranged for Stevie Wonder to perform at the opening. In his spare time he designed and helped build two houses and started several businesses. In 1985 he changed course to travel the world where he climbed the pyramids, visited the Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima memorials, and ran with the bulls in Pamplona Spain (three times). He loved to laugh and told jokes up to his last day, and for many years could be seen around town, at Panera’s or Market Square, enjoying the company of friends, old and new. Not one to sit around, he completed 50 pushups on his 80th birthday, and a few weeks later went white water rafting near Gatlinburg. He is survived by two children, Jennifer Foster and Collin Foster, two step-children, Christopher Jung and Jill Jung (Eric Stevens), and one grandchild, Alex Wall. In honor of his memory, think of a place you’ve always wanted to go and go there. Dream big and do it!
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