Brian L. Foshee, 62, of Atlanta, GA passed away peacefully at the Fernandina Beach home of his sister and brother-in-law, early in the evening of Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
Brian, a true Atlanta native, was born at Crawford Long Hospital on May 25, 1956. Brian was pre-deceased by his father, Maurice L. Foshee, and his youngest daughter, Jessica L. Foshee. Brian is survived by his daughter JoAnn Foshee of Atlanta; his mother Joan Foshee, sister Marcia Foshee-Duffy, and his brother-in-law Robert Duffy, all of Fernandina Beach; niece, Kathleen Duffy of Tuscaloosa, AL; brother Mark Foshee, sister-in-law Anna, and nephew Alex Foshee, all of Dalton, GA, and nephew Nick Foshee, his wife Kristen, and great-niece Emma, all of Canton, GA; Uncle Jim Foshee; and Aunts Lois Jackson and Elaine Leonard.
A graduate of Berry College in Rome, Georgia, Brian was truly a Renaissance man, one whose skills included shoeing horses, milking cows, raising goats, fly fishing, and parenting two intelligent, beautiful daughters. He loved jazz and attended his last jazz concert on Sunday with his daughter JoAnn. His copy of Walden is well-worn.
Brian’s love of animals and his teenage career as an assistant to the local veterinarian began Brian’s life on “the road taken.” His highly successful career in sales and marketing in the poultry industry afforded him the opportunity to work with farmers, scientists, engineers, industrialists, educators, and international corporate executives. He was comfortable with them all, moving seamlessly among them.
Brian’s skill as a raconteur was renowned. He remained close with his childhood friends; they were central to many of his tales. His lifelong adventures, from his childhood to his travels around the world, were turned into stories that delighted one and all, brought laughter and a smile.
Brian was a father who raised his daughters with great love and affection, provided them with adventures, a love of reading, a sense of independence and the ability to think critically. Brian listened carefully, treated all with respect, loved and was loved. He will be sorely missed.
Should you wish to honor Brian, donations for scholarships can be made to Camp Mikell, 237 Mikell Court, Toccoa, GA 30577. JoAnn and Jessica spent many summers at Camp Mikell, and a contemplation pool and garden were established there in Jessica’s memory in 2011.