LLOYD FOSTER, Founding Member

LloydBorn  in Gastonia, NC, Lloyd was raised in Clinton, SC. One of 10 children (7 boys and 3 girls), Lloyd excelled at athletics and was a four sports star for the Clinton High Red Devils. He lettered in baseball, football, track and tennis, and received a football scholarship to attend Presbyterian College (Class of 1943). World War II landed Lloyd in the Army and in the Pacific Theater. Following the war, Lloyd made the military his career eventually retiring from the Air Force after 20 years of service. While stationed at Pope Air Force Base in the early 1950’s, Lloyd ‘moonlighted’ at night and on weekends at WFNC Radio, where, in 1952 he became the “Voice of the Bulldogs” – the Fayetteville High School Bulldogs. For the next 37 years, with time out for a one year deployment to Guam, and until his retirement in 1989, Lloyd broadcast over 400 Fayetteville High/Terry Sanford High football games. In 1990 following his retirement from the radio station, Lloyd founded Mid-South Sports, Inc., and continued broadcasting high school football in Cumberland County until his death in January, 2005. Lloyd was honored as a recipient of the Mid-South Sports Outstanding Service Award, as a 2005 inductee into the Cumberland County Sports Hall of Fame, and upon his death, with a permanent locker in the Terry Sanford High School Bulldog varsity football locker room. The ‘Lloyd Foster Extra Effort Award’ is named for Lloyd, and a foundation – The Lloyd Foster Endowment Fund – has been established to help fund scholarships for deserving scholar athletes. Lloyd and his wife Frances, have three sons, Doug, Dave and Mark, and six grandchildren.

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