In Memory: David Foster, Y106's Morning Zoo Crew Member

Foster, who also loved music and the outdoors, died after a battle with cancer.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch

The following obituary was submitted by Darby Funeral Home in Canton:

David Foster, 57, of Woodstock, passed away in his home on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2104.

David was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, then spent his youth in both Greenville, South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina. David grew up with his parents and two sisters. It was in Charlotte that he met his wife, Peg, at age 16.  They virtually grew up as sweethearts, married at 22, and have been married 35 beautiful  years. They have no children, but have had many beloved Labrador Retrievers.

It was in Charlotte that David also began his radio career. That career also took him to other stations in Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. In Atlanta, as Commander Dave Foster, David was part of Y106’s Morning Zoo Crew. He loved music, and loved creating entertaining and innovative avenues for people to enjoy. David was touched by several charitable organizations over the years, and enjoyed using his celebrity to bring attention to them. He also used that influence to support up and coming musicians.

David’s other passion was the outdoors, and after leaving radio, he pursued that passion. He worked in the promotion and marketing of outdoor television, archery and bowhunting. At one time, he managed Chevy’s pro fishing staff.  He loved bringing entertainment to people, and teaching and sharing his love of the outdoors. This career took him across the country where he developed many lasting friendships across the United States.

In the last few years, as David battled cancer, he still brought his entertaining spirit to the oncology center that treated him, and everyone there could count on his upbeat personality and sense of humor to accompany him to treatments.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., at Darby Funeral Home. Memorial services are scheduled for noon on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Woodstock.  Father Paul Moreau will be officiating. 

For those wishing to make a donation in lieu of flowers, donations can be made at www.lovingarmscanceroutreach.com.

Survivors are his Wife Peg Foster of Woodstock; parents Bill and Jane Foster of Greenville, South Carolina; sisters Debra Harding of Charlotte, North Carolina and Dana Sizemore, Greenville; brother-in-law Gene Harding of Charlotte; father-in-law and mother-in-law Walter S. & Betty Zamiela, Charlotte; sister-in-law, Lisa Z. Phillips of Concord, North Carolina; brothers and sisters in law Michael and Cindy Zamiela of Huntersville, North Carolina and Andrew and Margaretha Zamiela of Aiken, South Carolina; nieces and nephews, Jessica Zamiela of Huntersville, Lindsey Zamiela of Huntersville, Alex Zamiela of Aiken, Sarah Zamiela of Aiken, Shaun Harding of Charlotte and Melrose Harding of Charlotte. 

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