STERLING — Gary E. Foskett 60, died Feb. 3, 2017 at the Hutchinson Regional Hospital.
He was born May 20, 1956 in Texas the son of Harlan and Goldie Foiles Foskett Sr. He has been a resident of Sterling since 2008 and formerly of Orlando, Fla. He graduated from Nickerson High School in 1975 and Hutchinson Community College with an associate’s degree in human resources. He was retired from the U.S. Navy serving in the Seabees. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and church choir, served as a Boy Scout leader and was Scout Master for Troop 369, all of Sterling. On May 21, 1977, he married Patricia Tierney in Mill Hall, Pa.
Survivors include his wife Patricia of the home; his son Paul Foskett and wife Allie and their children Sarina, Eric and Melissa, Gallatin, Tenn.; a daughter, Brenda Foskett and fiancée Lloyd Wilson. Gallatin, Tenn.; a son, Jayce Markham, Sterling; brothers, Harlan Foskett Jr., Austin, Texas; Michael Foskett, Kingman; Keith Foskett, Lorraine; and Stanley Foskett, Bazine; sisters, Deborah Berends, Great Bend; and Sharan White, Wakeeney.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harlan and Goldie Foskett Sr., brother Randal Foskett, niece Kandy White and father-in-law Lee H. Tierney.
Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, Broadway & Jefferson, Sterling, with Rev. Jeff Miller officiating. Friends may call from 2 until 7 p.m. with family present from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Birzer Funeral Home, 203 North 7th in Sterling.
Burial is scheduled Saturday, Feb. 11 at the city of Gallatin Cemetery, Gallatin, Tenn. with Dr. Steven S. Nelson officiating.
Memorials may be given to the Boy Scouts of America Troop 369, in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Birzer Funeral Home *
214 N. 7th
Sterling, KS, 67579
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 7, 2017