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Raynard Lay Foster

May 5, 1947 ~ August 9, 2018 (age 71)


Raynard Lay Foster, 71, passed on Thursday, August 9th, 2018 at his home in Chattanooga, TN with his family by his side.


Raynard was born on May 5th, 1947 in Clinton, TN to Alice and D.E. Foster. He was a graduate of Clinton High School, class of 1965. He served his country in the military, United States Army (Vietnam War Veteran). He is a graduate of The University of TN at Knoxville with a degree in Finance.


Raynard relocated to Chattanooga in 1978 and worked several years in banking while raising his family. He most recently worked with The US Department of Labor and retired in June.


He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Merle Smith.


He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Michael Foster; children, Matthew (Jennifer), Adam (Julie), and Caroline Foster; grandchildren, Mills, Ellie, Hayes, and Molly Foster; brother-in-law, Norman Smith; niece, Robyn Van Zyl; and nephew, Tim Smith.


A funeral service will be held at 1 PM on Tuesday, August 14 at St. Martin of Tours Episcopal Church 7547 E. Brainerd Rd. with Father Jim Wallace officiating. Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Saint Martin of Tours Episcopal Church.


Please visit to share words of comfort and view the memorial tribute.


The family will receive friends on Monday, August 13 from 4-7 PM at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Rd.

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