Jerry K. Foss
Avera, GA – Jerry Kilpatrick Foss, 72, loving husband of 48 years to Martha Rabun Foss, entered into rest Thursday afternoon, February 19, 2015 at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 3:00PM Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Rev. Jim Dixon officiating.
One of four children born to the late Mary Arrington Foss and the late James Kilpatrick Foss, Jerry was born and raised in Augusta where he attended and graduated from Richmond Academy. He was a proud patriot serving his country in the Navy. Jerry worked as a Control Room Operator for Olin Chemical, retiring with 36 ½ years of service. He moved his family to Avera, where he has enjoyed the “country” life for 43 years, fishing and hunting on his property. He also played the stock market—a way for him to wisely increase his investments. Jerry was a serious-type person, making his responsibility to take care of his family and business his highest priority. A man of integrity, he was a man of his word and was a dedicated friend. Jerry cherished his family above all else and was most content in their presence.
Jerry is also preceded in death by his siblings, Susan Foss and Tony Foss. Other survivors include his daughter, Sonya Foss Wilson (James); brother, Joseph E. Foss (Teresa); his grandson, James Kilpatrick Wilson; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Augusta Wounded Warrior Project, 4115 Columbia Rd, Ste 5-333, Augusta GA 30907-0410, phone number (706) 951-7506, or by going online to www.augustawarriorproject.org.
Not “How Did He Die?” But “How Did He Live?”
Not “How did he die?”, but “How did he live?”
Not “What did he gain?”, but “What did he give?”
These are the units to measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.
Not “What was his church?” Nor “What was his creed?”
But “Had he befriended those really in need?”
“Was he ever ready, with word of good cheer,
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?”
Not “What did the sketch in the newspaper say?”
But “How many were sorry when he passed away?”