Harold Eugene Foust, Sr., age 79 of Kalida, died at 8:20 a.m., Monday, April 29, 2013 in his residence. He was born July 29, 1933 in Allen County, Ohio; to the late Frank and Helen Stires Foust. He married Janet Hardesty, who is deceased. He later married Eileen Wallen Hawk, who survives in Kalida.
Mr. Foust had worked at Sioux Bee Honey for seven years, and retired after 29 years with Sprint formerly United Telephone Company, Lima. He graduated from Gomer in 1951. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie #370 and the Ohio American Legion #0888.
He loved to fish and watch racing at Limaland, Eldora, and anywhere else a race would be held. He was an avid bowler and liked watching wrestling matches and sports events. Family was very important to him and he adored all his grandchildren.
He is also survived by 3 sons – John (Carla) Foust of Lima; Harold Todd (Deanita) Foust, Jr. of Cridersville; Travis Foust of Wapakoneta; 2 daughters – Sara Jane (Ray) Crump of Maplewood; Melissa “Missy” (John) Hageman of Ottawa; grandchildren – Nayleen and Jake Hageman; Blaze, Zack, Meagan, and Chloe Foust; Melissa Browning, Allen (Stacey) Hightower; Elizabeth (Shuan) Gillum, Donald Atkins, Joe Way, Jordan Meckstroth, Tristan Miller; great grandchildren – Austin Hightower, Michayla Browning, Abby, Libby, Ethan Gillum, and Katusha Way; a brother – Earl Allen (Marilyn) Foust of Lima; and a sister – Frances (Preston) Long of Michigan.
He was preceded in death by 2 sons – Kevin Foust and Jeff Foust; twin sisters – Betty Ann Robbins and Betty Jo Blymyer.
Funeral services will begin 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Ed Wallen, brother-in-law, will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, and 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.
The family requests that Ohio State attire be worn on Wednesday in honor of Harold and Thursday Cleveland Indians or sports apparel be worn.
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm