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Kenneth A. Foust

August 13, 1938 ~ November 10, 2021 (age 83)

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Kenneth Aubrey Foust, 83, of Commerce passed away following a lengthy illness on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. He was born on August 13, 1938, in Saltillo, Texas, the son of Merrel F. Foust and Jeanette Marie Kyzer Foust. The family will receive friends at a visitation to take place on Friday, November 19, 2021, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., at Commerce Funeral Home. Kenneth’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., at Commerce Church of Christ, with Jay Garrett and Steve Watkins officiating.

Kenneth was a lifelong resident of Commerce. He graduated from Commerce High School with the class of 1956. He began his college career right away, earning his BBA in 1960 from East Texas State College. He completed a double major in Finance/Economics and Accounting.  Kenneth served his country in the United States Army. Following an honorable discharge from the service, he worked as a Certified Public Accountant. Over thirty of those 50 plus years were spent owning and operating his own CPA firm in downtown Commerce. On October 1, 1990, Kenneth married Evelyn Allen in his home, officiated by Harry Champion, a close friend to Evelyn and Kenneth. They were members of the Commerce Church of Christ.

Kenneth was a member of several professional organizations during his career. Those included the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also served as president of the Texas A&M Commerce Chapter of the Alumni Association and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Kenneth was also a member of the local chapter of  Boy Scouts of America, and was an Eagle Scout.

Kenneth had many interests. He loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle with his friends, collecting classic cars, traveling, and reading.  Kenneth would often be seen driving his El Comino, which was always in pristine condition, around town.  He also had a special love for elephants and was able to travel to South Africa to see and photograph them in their natural habitat. 

Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Evelyn; his son, Mack Doster and wife, Patti; his grandsons, Ethan Doster and wife, Danielle, and Shea Shaw and wife, Shelby and his great grandchildren, Payton Doster, Waylon Shaw, and Zoie Shaw; his sister, Glenda Walker and husband, Joe and a nephew, Keith Walker and wife Nancy Crocker Walker.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Merrel and Jeanette Foust, and his nephew, Kenneth Walker.

Serving as Honorary Pallbearers for Kenneth are David Ayers, John K. Smith, James Roberts, Bobby Hill, Don Talley, Ken Miller, Rock Clinton, Jim Tavener, Tony Reyes, Frank West, Daryl Martin, Gerald Hubbard, Larry Goddard, Dennis Wilson, Larry Sengbush, Terri Sengbush, and Warren Metcalf. 

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Commerce Public Library, PO Box 308, Commerce, Texas 75429 or the charity of one’s choice.


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November 19, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Commerce Funeral Home
1505 Washington Street
Commerce, TX 75428

Funeral Service
November 20, 2021

2:00 PM
Church of Christ

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