Gary Ray (Buzz) Foster, 64, of Allegan, Michigan, was welcomed into heaven September 24, 2018, surrounded by family after a 7-month battle with cancer.
Gary was born June 1, 1954, in Plainwell, Michigan; the son of Robert & Barbara Foster. He graduated from Otsego High School in 1972. He was married to Barbara Wert from 1983-1999. Gary worked at Rock Tenn in Otsego for 30 years, then at Ryder for several years. He was a member of the Dad’s Club of the Otsego VFW 3030 and organized the horseshoe tournaments at the annual picnics. Gary was an avid horseshoe player, evidenced by his many trophies. He loved to fish, enjoyed sports and was always up for a good time. His infectious, joyful laughter will resonate in the hearts of his friends for a long time. Gary loved his family and his many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his children, Michelle Bessent (Bee Bletsian) and David Bessent; his siblings Carol (Frank) Clark, Gail (Ron) Tutewiler, Judy (Doug) Scheppelman, Shirley Foster, Michael (Claudine) Foster; several nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Zoey.
A memorial gathering will be at the Otsego VFW 3030 on Saturday, September 29th at 2 p.m.