Martin Boger Foil, Jr.

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Classified -

CON­CORD - Martin Boger Foil Jr., a na­tive of Con­cord, N.C., passed away peace­fully at his home, sur­rounded by his lov­ing fam­ily, on Mon­day, July 30, 2018. Born Fe­bru­ary 28, 1933, Martin was the son of the late Martin Boger Foil and Jean Vardell Martin Foil. He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents; beloved wife, Carolyn “Pud­din” Van Ev­ery Foil; son, Philip Lance Van Ev­ery Foil; and sis­ter, Jane Foil Tay­lor.

Martin was a grad­u­ate of David­son Col­lege (1955) and N.C. State Univer­sity (1959), earn­ing de­grees in business ad­min­is­tra­tion and tex­tile sci­ence. Dur­ing this pe­riod, he served as a 1st Lieu­tenant in the U. S. Army at Fort Ben­ning, Ge­or­gia.

Martin had many tal­ents and his ac­com­plish­ments were great. He dearly loved his mill, Tus­carora Yarns, and was con­sid­ered by many in the tex­tile and ap­parel in­dus­tries to be the most ta­lented designer of spe­cialty yarns in the coun­try. He was phil­an­thropic minded and served on nu­mer­ous char­i­ta­ble and civic boards, in­clud­ing the United Way of the Caroli­nas, Cabar­rus County Boys’ and Girls’ Club, Cabar­rus Co­op­er­a­tive Chris­tian Min­istry, Pres­by­te­rian Health­care, Hospice of Cabar­rus County, Board of Vis­i­tors David­son Col­lege, Board of Vis­i­tors UNCC and the Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion of Health and Dis­abil­i­ties. He was a lifelong mem­ber of First Pres­by­te­rian Church in Con­cord, where he served in var­i­ous church lead­er­ship roles and as a Sun­day school teacher.

Martin ded­i­cated his life to national and in­ter­na­tional brain in­jury aware­ness and ad­vo­cacy af­ter his son, Phil, was in­jured in 1984. He worked tire­lessly with or­ga­ni­za­tions such as Brain In­jury As­so­ci­a­tion of N.C., Brain In­jury As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica, In­ter­na­tional Brain In­jury As­so­ci­a­tion and National Brain In­jury Re­search Treat­ment and Train­ing Foun­da­tion. Martin was fre­quently called upon to tes­tify in Congress to share his ex­per­tise on be­half of trau­matic brain in­jury sur­vivors. With his wife Pud­din, Martin co-founded Hinds’ Feet Farm, one of the largest providers of brain in­jury ser­vices in the state.

Martin loved to so­cial­ize, en­joyed telling sto­ries, as well as a good joke, and learn­ing about oth­ers. He al­ways car­ried a song in his heart; lo­cal restau­rant go­ers were fre­quently treated to his im­promptu con­certs. He loved the game of golf, was a for­mi­da­ble golfer in his younger years and was a mem­ber of the David­son Col­lege golf team. He played sev­eral great cour­ses over the years, but Peb­ble Beach was his fa­vorite. Martin was an avid reader, movie goer and loved watch­ing the Golf Chan­nel. He loved the­atre and was fondly known around town as Daddy War­bucks, a role he played twice in Old Court­house The­ater pro­duc­tions of “Annie.”

Martin is sur­vived by three chil­dren: Quincy Foil White (Mike), Marty Foil (Lisa) and Mary Foil (Paul); and five grand­chil­dren, Carolyn, HL, and Will Ruth; and Syd­ney and Avery Foil. He is also sur­vived by two brothers-in-law, Wil­liam H. Tay­lor (Blow­ing Rock) and Thomas W. Glenn (Char­lotte), along with nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews and cousins.

A pri­vate grave­side ser­vice will be held at Oak­wood Ceme­tery on Satur­day, Au­gust 4, 2018. Fol­low­ing the ser­vice, the fam­ily will re­ceive friends at 2 p. m. at Wilkin­son Fu­neral Home in Con­cord. In lieu of f low­ers, please con­sider a me­mo­rial gift to Hinds’ Feet Farm - PO Box 2842 - Hun­tersville, N.C. (www. hinds­feet­farm. org).

“To­mor­row, to­mor­row, I love ya to­mor­row; you’re al­ways a day away.”

On-line con­do­lences may be left at www.wilkin­son­fu­ner­al­home. com

Wilkin­son Fu­neral Home is as­sist­ing the Foil fam­ily.

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