January 5, 2019
Brent Foster passed away on January 4, 2019 at age 76. The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, on Monday from 1-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Funeral Service is 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home. Interment in DeKalb County Memorial Gardens will follow the service. Family and friends will serve as Pallbearers.
Mr. Foster taught math and general science at Lebanon High School from 1963 until 1976 and was Guidance Counselor from 1966-1974. He had also served as a Testing Coordinator and Attendance Supervisor for Wilson County. He was Superintendent of Wilson County from 1976-1984, Mt. Juliet Guidance Counselor from 1984-1992 and Attendance Supervisor for Wilson County from 1992 until he retired in 1999 with 36 years of service to the Wilson County community. Mr. Foster was County Commissioner “Squire” from 1970-1974. He was to date the most successful baseball coach in Lebanon High School history with approximately 259 wins to 52 losses, 6 Baseball District Titles, 4 Baseball Divisional Titles, 3 MTIT Championships, and the induction into the Inaugural LHS Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.
Mr. Foster is survived by his wife of 55 years, Cheryl Evins Foster, daughter Michele Carson, grandchildren Brady Foster, Eli Carson, Micah Carson, and Kiah Carson, siblings Michael (Wanna) Foster and Ricky (Stephanie Rhodes) Foster, and several nieces and nephews including Kelli Foster Bullard and Lee Foster. He is preceded in death by son John Richard Foster, parents James Richard and Mary Alice Foster, and grandparents Elbridge Kiah, Bonnie Puckett, and Julius and Etta Foster.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Lebanon High School Baseball Team (500 Blue Devil Blvd, Lebanon TN 37087), Lighthouse Christian Camp (205 Serenity Place, Smithville TN 37166), and/or Hunters Point Celebration Center (2232 Hunters Point Pike, Lebanon TN, 37087).
The family extends their deepest gratitude to caregivers Larry Jobe, Linda Meeks, Martha Dale, and Cindy Selph. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.