Retired Franklin County Judge Wayne Foster died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at his residence. He was 67 years old.
Services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 at the First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon. Burial was in the Mount Vernon City Cemetery with Rev. Pepper Puryear, Rev. Pete Freeman, and Weldon Foster officiating. “I feel the way to have a good county government is to become involved,” Mr. Foster stated during his first campaign for Franklin County Judge. “I hope to get as many people as possible interested and involved in county government.”
He served as Franklin County Judge from 1986 until 2002, when he retired. He is survived by his mother, Juanita Foster of Elmmott, his wife of 48 years, June Foster, a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Kristi Foster of Mount Vernon, and a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Bruce Gatlin of Mount Pleasant. He has five grandchildren, Tucker Gatlin, Caleb Gatlin, Tyler Foster, Maddi Foster, and Zachary Foster.
He is also survived by two sisters, Dorothy Goins of Chitwood, Va. and Blinda Bishop of Elmmott.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Franklin County Sports Complex, or the First Baptist Church’s Building Fund or Kitchen Fund.