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Nancy Gail Shawl

Nancy Gail Shawl
January 21, 1953 - January 13, 2022

Gail Shawl Foster, 68 of Goodlettsville passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville. Born January 21, 1953 in Bruceton, TN, she was the daughter of the late James R. Shawl and Nancy Owens Shawl.

Gail was also preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Nichols; a brother, David Shawl; and a niece, Shawn Foster.

Gail was married to her High School sweetheart, Rick Foster. Theirs was a true love story and example of a successful marriage exemplified by 50 years together. Their careers kept them moving over the years and they lived in more than 15 locations during this time. Gail served for 26 years as an administrator with the US Secret Service and Richard was with the US Air Force.

Gail was constantly “on the go”. She loved travel, especially cruises; gospel music; reading; the beach, sunshine and the ocean. She wore flip flops year-round. She had an infectious smile and a personality that would light up the room. A caring, loving and giving individual, she could talk to anybody and never met a stranger. She had many lifelong dear friends and maintained relationships from high school days and including people she and Rick met on their cruises. She loved her vacations and family times spent with her sisters and their familes. She had a special bond with her nieces Mary Leigh and Ginny. Gail loved her family above everything else.

She is survived by her husband, Richard D. Foster; sisters, Mary Kennedy (David) and Susan Cash; nieces and nephews, Mary Leigh Newsom (Kevin), Tara Matlock, Robert Huntoon, Trish Scott (Robert), Ginny Fowler (Chris), David Huntoon, Nicole Clawson (Thomas), Shawn Nichols, and Shane Foster (Lori).

Visitation for Gail will be held Monday, January 17, 2022 from 12 noon until 4 PM at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, TN. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 PM at Bruceton Funeral Home, Bruceton, TN with visitation from 10 AM until 2 PM. Burial will be at Prospect Cemetery, Hollow Rock, TN. The family requests that any floral tributes be sent to the Bruceton Funeral Home. [Cole & Garrett Funeral Home]