With deepest sorrow we announce that John “Tyler” Foster, age 30, our beloved son, took his own life on Monday, March 16, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas.
A memorial service will be held at a later date due to the current Covid-19 limitations.
John Tyler Foster was born September 24, 1989 in Lakenheath, England, where his father served in the United States Air Force. John Tyler went to Kadena HS, Kadena Air Base in Okinawa City, Okinawa and Baker High School, Baker, Fla. He studied Aircraft Mechanics and graduated from Spartan Aeronautical Institute of Technology, Tulsa, Okla. He also pursued business studies at Tarrant County College, Denton, Texas.
John Tyler will forever be missed for his kindness and compassion, the depth of his old soul, his sarcasm and silly shenanigans, his ability to recognize the humanity in everyone and most of all his courage and resilience to constantly push forward through life challenges.
John Tyler loved the outdoors; he loved to camp, kayak, and play frisbee disc golf. He also loved to work with his hands where he worked in construction, aircraft mechanics and landscaping. He was always striving to learn how to create and build new things and new adventures.
As a tribute to Tyler, his family hopes that being open and honest about his suicide may inspire others to cope and seek help with similar losses.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, John Foster, of Macon Ga.
Survivors: John Tyler is survived by his mother and step-father, Tina and Rodrick Gruber of Joshua, Texas; brother, Tsion Ford of Crowley, Texas; father and step-mother, John and Vicki Foster; brother, John Patrick “JP” Foster and sister, Victoria “Tori” Foster of Baker, Fla.; maternal grandparents, Don and Tina Gibson of Gallipolis, Ohio; and paternal grandparent, Betty Foster of Baker, Fla.; loving girlfriend and partner, Michelle Mitchell of Fort Worth, Texas; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
“ For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?
Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance. ” - Kahlil Gibran
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Suicide Prevention organization https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/donate/. Support the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline : Lifeline Support Your Local Center. Calls to 1-800-273-TALK are answered by counselors at the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline network. These local centers also answer calls from their communities. www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
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