Clark County farmer’s antique tractor carries his casket to burial service

The body of Darrell Foster, a lifelong Clark County farmer, was transported from the Jackson, Lytle and Lewis Life Celebration Center to the cemetery in Lawrenceville Friday on a wagon being pulled by the antique Allis-Chalmer tractor that he had restored. Foster died last Saturday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
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The body of Darrell Foster, a lifelong Clark County farmer, was transported from the Jackson, Lytle and Lewis Life Celebration Center to the cemetery in Lawrenceville Friday on a wagon being pulled by the antique Allis-Chalmer tractor that he had restored. Foster died last Saturday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon for a Clark County farmer who died last week.

Darrell Foster, 78, a lifelong farmer, passed away on Aug. 29 as a result of a tractor accident.

The viewing and service was held on Friday at Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center, with the burial that followed at Lawrenceville Cemetery.

The procession, which had a wagon with Foster’s casket on it that was being pulled by an antique Allis-Chalmer tractor that he had restored, traveled north on Limestone Street to Eagle City Road, then to Lawrenceville Cemetery.

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Foster, born in Springfield, graduated from Northwestern High School in 1960 and retired from Navistar in 2003 with over 35 years of service, according to his obituary.

He was also a volunteer for both the Pike and German Twp. fire departments, participated in the Buckeye Allis Club, attended Liberty Baptist Temple in Springfield and was a member of the Clark County Farm Bureau.

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“Darrell never met a stranger, for if he met you once, you were his friend. He loved helping people, especially those associated with the church,” his obit stated.

He is survived by his wife, Nova; son, Wayne; daughter, Gwen Stevens; three grandchildren, Chelsea Lauck, Christopher Stevens and Ashley Stevens; great-grandchild, Wyatt Lauck; brother, Lee; sister, Donna Rust; step-son, Roger Marshall; step-daughter, Michelle Fenner; five step-grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; and many other family members and friends, according to his obituary.