The Rev. Mr. Leighton Johnson Foss passed away at the age of 77, on Saturday, August 13, 2016 in Winter Haven, FL with his cherished family by his side. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Elizabeth (Rogers) Foss; son Daniel L. Foss (Ashley Wilock) of Bennington, VT; daughter Beth Cameron (Vince) of Fort Myers, FL; grandchildren Jamie and Kyle Cameron; sister Claire F. Smith (Edwin) of Weston, MA and several nieces and nephews. Leighton was a 1957 graduate of Exeter High School, Exeter, NHl.
He graduated from Alderson Broaddus University in 1962 and graduated from Andover Newton Theological Seminary in 1965. He became an ordained minister and dedicated his life to serving churches in New York, Maine and throughout Massachusetts before retiring to Florida in 2005.
He was a member of First Christian Church in Winter Haven, FL where he enjoyed preaching on occasion. He enjoyed reading, movies, gardening, watching the sunset, and trips to the ocean. He loved baseball and was a life-long fan of the Boston Red Sox.
His memorial service was held on Thursday, August 18th at 4:30pm at the Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Winter Haven, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Alderson Braddeus University Advancement Office 101 College Hill Drive Campus Box 2154 Phillipi, West Virginia annotating that the donation is in memory of Leighton J. Foss or to the Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida.
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