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Foster, William Kenneth -

Shelbyville - Mr. William Kenneth Foster, age 82, of Shelbyville, TN passed from this life on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Tennova Healthcare-Shelbyville.
William was a retired veteran of the United States Army having served in the Vietnam War. After his service he was employed by Al Can in Shelbyville and retired after 20 years. He loved to write, sing, and play country music. William wrote and recorded a song called “The Day the Eagle Cried” which was about the attack of 9/11. The song was a hit in Europe. He especially loved spending time with his family. William will be remembered as a loving brother, husband, father, and grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Haskel and Georgie Foster; one brother, Albert Carl Foster; two sisters, Ruby Davis and her husband Charles, Clara Bob Thurman and her husband Everett; two brother-in-laws, Wilson Coker and Leonard Thorn and six infant children. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sandy Foster, son, Jason Foster (Brandy); one brother, Ralph Foster (Shirley), two sisters, Alberta Coker and Mary Glendon Thorn; three grandchildren, Destiny Faith Waggoner, Isaiah Hope Hynek, and Gwenyth Grace Hynek and several nieces and nephews.

No services are scheduled at this time.


Christie Stewart says:

Uncle Kenneth, you will be greatly missed. Especially your singing/ guitar playing and song writing. You are loved by many and our next family reunion will not be the same without you and your singing/playing.

Barbara Gibbs Fida says:

For my dear cousin Sandra, and Kenneth's entire family,
Our family sends our sincere condolences and prayers🙏🏻
Uncle Ed, Aunt Toots, Carl and Roseanne Erickson, and Barbara Gibbs Fida

Jack D. Arnold says:

It's always sad and hurtful when a loved one passes. Uncle Kenneth was an Amazing man. A Father, Musician, Soldier and most importantly a Christian. He is to not only be Remembered, but Honored. May God Bless and Comfort us all in this most Difficult time as the Eagle Cries.

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