December 21, 2020
Mr. Athol Kay Foster age 86 of Lewisburg, TN and Dekalb County native passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Maury Regional Medical Center.
Kay, as he was better known, was born January 7, 1934 in DeKalb County, TN to his parents, the late Athol J. & Cleo Vandagriff Foster. Also preceding him in death is his wife, Julia Foster. Kay was retired from the United States Army as an MP and was a helicopter pilot. He entered the Army in 1954 and served for over 20 years. During his service time he was in Vietnam and was a highly decorated war hero. After he retired from the Army, he went to work at the United States Post office until the mid 1990’s. Kay was a member of the Riggs Church of Christ in Chapel Hill, TN.
Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 1pm at Smithville Town Cemetery with military honors provided by the Veterans Honor Guard. There will be no visitation held at the funeral home. Family and friends will gather at the cemetery just prior to the services at 1pm.
Survivors include a Daughter, Monie Foster Cyr of Nevada & a Son, Garry Foster of Nevada. 2 Sisters, Sammie Foster George of College Grove, TN & Sue Foster Smiley of Dickson, TN. Several Nieces & Nephews also survive.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.