Friday, January 13, 2012

Charles Jones Foster (1925 - 2012)

Anna's uncle Charles Jones Foster died Wednesday,January 11, 2012, only about 3 weeks short of his 87th birthday.

Charles was born in and grew up in Marietta. He loved aviation. As a teenager he used to ride his bike to Atlanta to watch the planes take-off and land. In WWII he joined the Army and became a flight Engineer. After the war he became a pilot of TWA.

Before the war, he and his brother Paul worked at the Strand Theater. Paul ran the projector with Charles help and Charles also got the weekly previews printed up and distributed.

Charles was very sensitive about the right food. His diet was the ideal non-fat diet. Once he told me he has never eaten a Varsity Hotdog but he has tried their chicken-salad sandwich. I didn't know whether to complement him or feel sorry for him.

His life was not without tragic. His first wife Florence died and the oldest of his three daughters died before he did. He married secondly to Jane who was a good partner for him. Jane kept him active.

Charles was a good man which I'm sure his off-spring would agree.

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