David Ray Foster, 72, of Terre Haute, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, while visiting Metropolis, Ill. David was born on March 3, 1944, in Marion, Ky., to James Foster and Wilma Davenport Foster. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
David was a contractor having worked for Hartmann Roofing, Paitson Brothers, Laughrey Roofing and Siding during his career. David was a graduate of State High School and attended Ivy Tech Community College. He was a member and past master of the Shelburn Masonic Lodge 369, Rosedale American Legion 290, Cruisers Club Chapter 20 and was the host of Terre Haute Past Facebook page with over 3,000 followers. The Terre Haute Past Page was the host of hundreds of historic photos of Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley area. David enjoyed fishing, hunting, motorcycle riding, gardening, flowers and especially enjoyed spending time with his daughter and grandson.
David was preceded in death by his parents, James and Wilma Davenport Foster; and a brother, Donald Eugene Foster.
He is survived by one daughter, Melissa Foster Payne and her husband Daniel of Westfield, Ind.; one sister, Shirley Foster Kibler of Terre Haute; a grandson, Brady Parson. He also is survived by his girlfriend, Suzy Estelle; and his former wife, Sue Larimer Summers; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute, with Pastor David Smith officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be from 4 until 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, that contributions may be made to the Marine Corps League Toys for Tots, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at:
Published on  February 20, 2017