Carole Bailey Foust, formerly of Oak Ridge

Carole Bailey Foust, age 79, formerly of Oak Ridge, passed away, September 4, 2021, in Jackson, TN after a long illness. She was born, April 17, 1942, in Detroit, Michigan and was a long-time resident of Oak Ridge. She was a member of Robertsville Baptist Church and retired from Walmart in Oak Ridge. Carole was loved by everyone she met, never meeting a stranger. She will be remembered for a life so beautifully lived and a heart so full of love by all who knew her.

Carole was preceded in death by parents, IsaBelle & Lee Bailey; brother, Clifford Bailey; and brother-in-law, Frank Murphy.

Survivors include daughters, Julie Shelton and husband, Tom, and Barbara Foust, of Brighton, TN; grandchildren, Bryson Shelton and Paige Stafford and husband, Jeff, of Brighton, TN, and Ashley Wilson of Yukon, OK; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia Murphy of Oak Ridge; and many friends and loved ones.

The family will receive friends 5-6 pm Friday, October 22, 2021, at Robertsville Baptist Church. A memorial service will follow at 6 pm with Pastor Brian Scott officiating. An online guestbook is available at

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