Obituary for Donald Ray Foster | Hartsell Funeral Home
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Donald Ray Foster

October 22, 1947 ~ July 10, 2019 (age 71)


Donald Ray Foster, 71, of Concord, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Atrium Health NorthEast in Concord N.C.

Don was born October 22, 1947 to the late Conway Sylvester Foster and the late Reecie Mae Simpson Foster. He was preceded in death by sisters; Charlotte Foster Bassinger, Teresa Foster Hammonds, her husband, Gerald Hammonds, and Don's brother, Randy Foster.

Don was a graduate of Concord High School and loved the "Spiders on the Beach" reunions at Ocean Drive, S.C. He also loved watching the Carolina Tarheels. Don was a proud 2 purple heart recipient Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp., Vietnam Campaign. Upon returning, he was a Firefighter with the Concord Fire Department, Station 1. Don later retired from The Baldwin Company in Charlotte, N.C. . Don's passion was beach music and shag dancing. He loved his family and his grandchildren.

Don is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jo Ann Foster; daughter, Angela Foster Davis (Brandon); sons, Brian Christopher Foster and Matthew Wilson Foster (Amber); grandchildren, Jacob Cole Foster, Keely Alyse Taylor, William Christopher Davis, and Jonathan Wray Davis; sister, Shelia Foster Hartsell.

The family will receive family and friends Monday, July 15, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 1:00 pm,  at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church, 3600 Hwy 601 S., Concord, with the Rev. Carrie Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church, at 3600 Hwy 601 S., Concord N.C. 28025, (designated to the "Betty B. Love Columbarium Memorial Fund").

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Foster family.

To send flowers to Donald's family, please visit our floral section.


July 15, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hartsell Funeral Home & Crematory
460 Branchview Dr. NE
Concord, NC 28025

Funeral Service
July 16, 2019

1:00 PM
Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church (Concord)

Interment following funeral service
July 16, 2019

Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church (Concord)

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