Harold Eugene Foust Sr., 79, died at 8:20 a.m. April 29, 2013, at his residence.
He was born July 29, 1933, in Allen County, 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 from Sprint, formerly United Telephone Co., Lima. He graduated from Gomer in 1951. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 370 and Ohio American Legion Post 888. He loved fishing and watching racing at Limaland, Eldora and anywhere else a race would be held. He was an avid bowler and liked watching wrestling matches and sporting events. Family was very important to him and he adored all his grandchildren.
He is also survived by three sons, John (Carla) Foust, of Lima, Harold Todd (Deanita) Foust Jr., of Cridersville, and Travis Foust, of Wapakoneta; two daughters, Sara Jane (Ray) Crump, of Maplewood, and 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, and Tristan Miller; great-grandchildren, Austin Hightower, Michayla Browning, Abby, Libby and 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 two sons, Kevin Foust and Jeff Foust; and twin sisters, Betty Ann Robbins and Betty Jo Blymyer.
Funeral services will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The Rev. Ed Wallen, his brother-in-law, will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4:00 and 6 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family requests that Ohio State attire be worn to the visitation today in honor of Harold and on Thursday Cleveland Indians or sports apparel be worn.
Condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com.