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Lloyd Powell Foster, Jr.

• Dec 15, 2018 at 12:07 PM

Lloyd Powell Foster, Jr. was born in 1931 and reared in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, his love of its mountains that he treasured drew him to Northeast Tennessee.

He loved traveling and hiking natural areas of the world and interacting with the world’s cultures.

His favorite place was out of doors. His activism centered on preservation of its natural beauty through helping found a local group of the Sierra Club, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, and the National Speological Society.

During community action he served as president of the Colonial Heights Service Club and the Holston Valley Unitarian-Universalist, concentrating on developing consensus on projects through facilitative leadership.

After earning degrees from the University of Virginia he served Eastman Kodak for 33 years as a senior chemist and group leader doing technical service and development. He worked nationally in the American Society for Lubrication Engineers, the Society of the Plastics Industry and the American Society for Testing Materials. After retirement he obtained a degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and served the community as a licensed clinician working in private practice and at Bristol Regional Mental Health in Community Support services.

He served two years on active duty with the Transportation Corps of the U.S. Army at its Transportation Research and Engineering Command, thereafter attaining the rank of Captain in its Reserves.

He described himself as a humanistic naturalist. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Hoglund and his two step-children Susan and Jay Sewell, Jay’s children Jana and Dana and by his deceased wife Mary Lynn Sparks and their sons Clinton and Richard.

There will be no formal services at this time for Mr. Lloyd P. Foster, Jr.

Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net . Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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