Luther Paul Foster

luther foster

April 13, 1930 ~ September 3, 2019

Born in: Knoxville, TN
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Luther “Paul” Foster, 89, of Asheville, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at Flesher’s Fairview Health & Retirement Center.

A native of Knoxville, TN, Paul was a son of the late Clyde Clayton Foster and Lucy Mae Dalton Foster Eller. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lois Foster.

Mr. Foster was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and worked as a branch manager for Westinghouse/Wesco Electric Supply Co. He enjoyed playing golf and traveling. He was also a member of the Baneberry Mens Association, White Pine United Methodist Church, and was involved at West Asheville Baptist Church.

Surviving are his daughter, Lisa Sellers (Reggie); sons, Randy Foster and Barry Foster (Susan); seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one on the way; and brother, Thomas Edward Foster (Anna Ruth).

A gathering for friends and family will be held on Saturday, September 7 at 4:00 p.m. at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue, followed by a brief memorial service at 5:00 p.m.

Paul’s family would like to thank the staffs of CarePartners and especially Flesher’s Fairview Health & Retirement Center for the excellent care and compassion they showed to him.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The First Tee, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or to a charity of one’s choice.


Visitation: September 7, 2019 4:00 pm - February 22, 2024 5:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Memorial Service: September 7, 2019 5:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. I remember meeting Granddad for the first time. It was his 50 wedding anniversary party. It was my first time meeting all the Fosters and I was nervous. But Granddad was so warm and welcoming! It was clear that he had created a life of true connections with friends and family. Rest In Peace.

  2. Praying for the family during this time. Paul was a great man who loved family, friends and church. We served with him and Mary Lois at WABC for many years until they moved to Tennessee. Great memories with this family. Pete & Mary Helen

  3. Praying for this family during this time. Paul was a great man who loved his family, friends and his church. We have many memories of serving with him at WABC until they moved away. He is with the love of his life once again.

  4. May God be close to you now, for strength and comfort and may His peace overflow in the days to come. Praying for the family during this time. “God will tenderly comfort you…He will give you the strength to endure. II Corinthians 1:7
    Karen Johnson

  5. Barry, Randy & Lisa: We were so sorry to hear about your dad. Your parents were some of the best examples of what “good people” were suppose to be like! I know he will be missed – most of all by you and your families. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Peace be with you all. Jack & LaNita

  6. Lisa, Barry & Randy, I’m so sorry to read of your Dad’s passing! So many wonderful memories with all of you at WABC! God Bless & you’re all in my prayers!!

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