Mr. Virgil Foster, Sr., of Tuckerman, Arkansas, departed this life on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at the age of 79. He was born February 6, 1938 in Tuckerman, the son of Clarence and Carrie (Johnson) Foster.
Mr. Foster was self-employed many years as a master plumber, and was a maintenance worker and bus driver for the Tuckerman School District. He loved motorcycles, Elvis, and 50’s music, which he listened to continuously. It was often said by his children that he was “stuck in the ‘50’s”.
Mr. Foster spent time playing in bands in his younger years, and was an avid Arkansas Razorback fan.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Gail Foster; his daughter-in-law, Tammie Cooper Foster; two brothers, John Ervin Foster and L.G. Foster; and two sisters, Betty McLure and Laverne Swink.
Mr. Foster is survived by two sons, Virgil Foster, Jr., of Tuckerman, and Robby Foster of Cabot; one daughter, Melody Perry and fiancé, Wayne Russell, of Jonesboro; one brother, Bobby Glen Foster of Vilonia; one sister, Elizabeth Webster of Conway; seven grandchildren, Ryan Foster, Joni Foster (David), Travis Foster, Katie Foster, Olivia Perry, Hannah Perry and Buddy Garnett (Jessica); three great-grandchildren, Brayden Vance Bryant, Sophie Garnett, and Jonathan Garnett; several nieces and nephews; and a lifetime of friends.
Friends may visit at the funeral home, Sunday, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Graveside services are 2:00 p.m. Monday at Gracelawn Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers are the Foster’s Coffee Drinkers and his Motorcycle Buddies.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.