Harold L. Foster

Harold L. Foster

Harold L. Foster, 80, of Olive Branch, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, in Olive Branch.

He was born on Jan. 11, 1944, in Olive Branch, the son of Henry C. and Effie Mae Twente Foster.

On Dec. 30, 1964, Harold married his forever love, Sharon Coleson, and together they spent over 59 years together in love. She survives.

Mr. Foster was a truck driver, among other things. He was mechanically gifted and could fix anything. He was very passionate about anything that involved using his hands, which made him a great problem solver and certainly helped his various occupations and side jobs. 

He was also an avid musician. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and was very faithful to his church and family. He even met his sweetheart at church. He grew up and raised his family in his hometown of Olive Branch.

He is survived by his wife; sons Timothy C. (Cheri S.) Foster and Leslie H. Foster; daughters Yolanda K. Doughty and Belinda M. (Gregory D.) Gibson; 12 grandchildren, Steven Nolkemper, Brittany Below, Breanna Foster, Alex Doughty, John Doughty, Nathan Doughty, Tinsleigh Doughty, Makayla Doughty, Austin Gibson, Jayden Gibson, Natoma Gibson and Logan Gibson; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Minnie McCoy; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his three grandchildren, Skylar Ray Gibson and twins Spencer Foster and Tyler Foster; and five siblings, Margaret, Nellie, Edith Mae, Allen Ray and John.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the First Assembly of God Church in Scott City, Mo., with Randy Morris officiating. Interment followed the funeral service at Olive Branch Cemetery in Olive Branch. Memorials can be made to the family.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.crainsonline.com.

Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau was in charge of arrangements.

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