Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Carl Foster

Carl Foster, age 81, a longtime Shelby resident, died Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Sunrise of Dublin Assisted Living in Dublin, Ohio.

Carl was born April 11, 1938 in Cogswell, KY. He was a 1956 graduate of Shelby High School and was a member of the Army Air National Guard for three years. After working at Shelby Spring Hinge, Carl spent most of his working career at Shelby Business Forms, retiring under UFORMA. Carl also owned several rental properties and enjoyed working on them and their upkeep. He loved to mow grass and garden. His hobbies included fishing and Carl was able to enjoy one final fishing trip just last week with a group from Sunrise of Dublin.

Survivors include 3 children: Brian Foster of Shelby, Tammy Foster Shade of Dublin, and Jason (Sara) Foster of Mansfield; 5 grandchildren: Joshua, Matthew, Jack, Lauren, and Emily Foster; and several other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years: Carrie Mae (Cutright) Foster; and his parents: Orie Foster and Clara (Johnson) Foster Tackett.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 11 am at the First Church of God, 3616 State Route 39, Shelby, where Carl was a member. Pastor Rita Bullock will officiate and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Janie Crisp says:

    Prayers for the family during this time of loss.

  2. Connie Holland Cox says:

    We were so very sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. I have a lot of fond memories of visiting with Carl and Carrie over the years. He will be greatly missed by many. May God bless you all.

  3. Michelke says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you close in my prayers.

  4. Tom & Nita Madigan says:

    We offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Foster Family on the loss of their beloved Carl. May he rest in eternal peace. You are in our prayers.

  5. Sharon Putney says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. You did a great job caring for him while he was in Dublin. You’re an amazing daughter to your dad. My heart breaks for all the Fosters.

    Love you,
    Sharon, Dave, Hannah & Collin

  6. charlotte L westfall says:

    so sorry to hear of your dad passing know he is no longer suffering fly high carl may u rip

  7. Michael Graham says:

    Brian, Tammy, Jason and family, I send my sincere condolences is the loss of your father. Heavenly Father is now comforting him and welcoming him to his heavenly home!

  8. Annette Anost says:

    Sorry for your loss Jason. Prayers for strength and comfort at this time to you and your family.


    Brian, Tammy & Jason, I was so sorry to here about Carl’s passing and I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry I can’t make it to calling hours or the service but I am getting ready to head to North Carolina. I will be thinking of you and just keep relying on the strength of the Lord and He will help you through this.

  10. Jim and Barbara Eakins says:

    Brian, we send our sincere sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your father.

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