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Lewis Ellis Foster

October 11, 1937 ~ May 21, 2022 (age 84)


Lewis Ellis Foster, 84, of Luray, formerly of Timberville, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Skyview Springs in Luray. 

Mr. Foster was born on October 11, 1937, and was the son of the late Grace Jones-Foster and Homer Foster. 

In 1957, he married the former Alleta Lam. 

He is survived by two children, Lewis Clayton Foster (wife Dorothy) and Laverne Foster; four grandchildren, Ashley Hoak, Felicia McDaniel, Cheslyn Graves and Courtney Foster, all of Luray; and six great-grandchildren, Haley Spain, Emma Clark, Harper and Hannah McDaniel, and Lydia and Lincoln Graves. 

In 1992, Lewis married Laurel J. Norton, who preceded him in death. 

He is survived by her three sons, Jim, John and Jeff Norton. 

Mr. Foster and his late wife took care of three foster girls, Chasity Collins, Shawn Walters and Angela Dugan. 

Mr. Foster is also survived by a sister, Shirley J. Wilson; two brothers, Denver Tex Foster and Dallas Foster. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carson Foster and McAuther “Maxie” Foster; a sister, Kay Francis Foster; and a stepson, Jay Norton.  

Mr. Foster worked in Northern Virginia for 30 years as a crane operator and station attendant. After moving to Timberville, he was employed at Broadway Middle School until retirement. 

A private service will be held on Tuesday, May 24, at the Bradley Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Gerber officiating. 


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24 Hour Viewing
May 24, 2022

8:00 AM
The Bradley Funeral Home Inc.
187 E Main Street
Luray, VA 22835

Graveside Service
May 25, 2022

11:00 AM
Mt. Zion Cemetery
1177 Mt. Zion Rd.
Luray, VA 22835

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