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Edmund (Eddie) William Foster Jr., age 56, Clinchfield Avenue, Erwin, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at his home, following a lengthy illness.
He was a lifelong resident of Erwin and son of Joanne Smith Foster of Erwin and the late Edmund Foster Sr., who died in 1993.
Mr. Foster served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy. He was an electrician. Mr. Foster was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and had attended Central Baptist Church. He was a member of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Other than his mother, Mr. Foster is survived by a daughter: Shanna Leach and husband Todd, Johnson City; brother: Rick Foster and wife Donna, Piney Flats; sister: Donna Coffie and husband Roy, Telford; a special nephew: Seth Coffie and wife Amanda, Jonesborough; two step nephews: Jason Lilley and wife Rozalyn, and Keith Lilley, all of Piney Flats; uncle: Donald Smith and wife Pat, Daytona Beach, Fla.
A private family graveside service for Mr. Foster was held Friday morning, June 29, in Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Wiley officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Unicoi County Animal Shelter, 185 North Industrial Drive, Erwin, TN 37650.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Foster family through an interactive Book of Memories at
Robert Ledford Funeral Home and Chapel was in charge.