William Russell Foster
03/02/1935 – 08/27/2012


William Russell Foster, 77, of Sandhurst Drive, Zanesville passed away at 4:15 am Monday August 27, 2012 at Genesis Hospice Morrison House.

Russell was born March 2, 1935 in Clay County WV, the son of the late Lovell Foster and Bonnie (Lowers) Foster-Price. He worked as a crane operator for 32 years with the Ohio Ferro Allow and he was an area farmer.

Russell is survived by his wife Judith Foster whom he married November 25, 1997; his sons Willard R. Foster and Edwin (Carla) Foster both of Roseville; a daughter Bertha (Scott) Hughes of Zanesville; step children Melody (James) Furr of Zanesville, Angel Morrison of Zanesville and Robert Myers of Columbus; his brothers Ray Foster and Bruce Price, ½ brother Eugene Foster, his sisters Betty Barnett, Ethel Breeden and Gay Foster, a ½ sister Dottie Shilling; 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and his special Doug Canton and Leanda Tabler.

In addition to his parents, Russell is preceded in death by his first wife Elaine Chambers Foster, a sister Mary Lou Owens and two brothers Cecil and Terry Foster.

In keeping with his wishes Russell’s body will be cremated and the family will hold private services at a later date.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Warren Wooley and to Genesis Hospice and Interim Health Care.