Gary “Pete” Emmett Foster

October 7, 1937 - September 20, 2021
Gary E.(Pete) Foster entered into eternal rest on Monday, Sept.20, 2021 surrounded by his family.

Gary was born Oct. 7, 1937 to Emmett and Pauline Foster. Gary was blessed with 5 sisters, Norma Prater of Miami, OK, Venda Conduff, Betty Friend, Joyce Hoover and Donna Marlow all deceased, and 1 brother, George Foster, deceased.

Gary worked for B.F. Goodrich, Wyandotte Schools, and Foster Farms.
He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church of Miami, the Miami Elks Lodge and the Grand Lake Shriners.

He married Ann Shelton in 1957. She preceded him in death in 2020. He leaves behind his daughter, Sherri Burris and her husband Jimmy, of Miami, Lisa Foster and her husband Geno Likens of Ponte Vedra Beach FL, and their son Mark Foster, deceased, leaves him a bonus daughter, Lisa Marie Teal.

Five grandchildren, Dustin Foster and his wife Jamie of Miami, OK, Matt Crafton and his wife Kara of Fairland, OK, Sarah Foster of Atlantic Beach, FL, Meghan Rowe and her husband Shawn of Columbus, KS, Kyle Foster and his wife Katie of Miami, OK and special grandson, Cody Teal.

Great grandchildren, Dalton, Dillon, Jacie Foster, Melanie Crafton, and Kaden and Kasey Rowe.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Ottawa Indian Cemetery southeast of Miami, OK with The Rev. Deacon Kay Boman-Harvey and Rev. Roger Chester officiating . His care will be handled by Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at