Charles‚ known as Charlie to family and friends‚ passed away after suffering a massive heart attack while on a call. He was doing the three things he enjoyed in life when stricken. He was on a call for Barton Volunteer Fire Department‚ during a storm‚ and also cutting up trees that had a major road in Marshall County blocked.
Charlie was born November 28‚ 1951‚ in Gary‚ Indiana‚ to Joy Foster and the late Devon Foster. He moved to Memphis‚ Tennessee in the early 1970s‚ where he made his home. In 1995‚ he met his wife‚ Shirley Davis Foster‚ and they were married in 1998. Charles had two stepchildren from a previous marriage and two from his marriage with Shirley.
Charlie became a volunteer firefighter for Barton‚ Mississippi in the year 2000. During his ten years of service‚ he served in various roles within the fire department‚ including captain‚ lieutenant‚ and a prominent member of the board of directors. Since Charlie’s passing‚ numerous strangers have approached us and told us about the kind things he had done for them in their time of crisis.
Charlie was a huge NASCAR fan and memorabilia collector. He also participated as a firefighter at the Memphis Motorsports Park‚ where he got to work events such as the Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series races. He was a huge Jeff Gordon fan.
Charlie is missed dearly by his family‚ friends‚ and fire department. He was the life of the party. He will never be forgotten‚ and we will continue to honor him with every day that passes.