May 10, 1954 - February 20, 2017
William Michael Foote, 62, of Bristol, VA went to God's saving arms due to heart failure on Monday, February 20, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. Foote and Mary Charles Lee Foote; grandparents, Ballard and Lottie Lee and John and Kathleen Foote; and four siblings, George, Kathryn Ann, Kevin and Mary Yvonne Foote . A graduate of Virginia High School, Michael was a winner of the prestigious Brantley Jessee Award and excelled in basketball. He was a security specialist in the United States Air Force, a graduate of Dalton State College in electricity and a graduate of Virginia Intermont College in English studies. He retired from Bristol Compressors after 25 years and made many friends he held dear to his heart. William is survived by his loving wife, Karen Tudor Foote of Bristol, VA; four children, Brian Foote (Shannon), Courtney Foote, Eric Foote (Monette) of Florida and Michael Tudor (Maliya) of Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Wanda Foote of Harrisburg, PA and Tia Vaden (James) of Florida; four brothers, Gary (Ann), Donnie, Harry and Keith (Vanessa) all of Bristol. He loved his in-laws, John Tudor (Johnnie), Pam Morris (David) and Best Buddy Phillip Tudor (Stacie) all of Dalton, GA. Michael was blessed with 13 grandchildren; four great grandchildren with one on the way; three aunts, Ms. Yvonne Payne, Ms. Era Lee and Ms. Jeannie Lee; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to thank all of the caring people at Bristol Regional Medical Center and appreciate the expertise of Dr. Marcus Williams with his God loving heart team and Dr. Thomas Green for their care and support. Dan still owes Michael a hat! Thanks to crazy Lisa. Michael would say, "Find God and I will meet you in heaven". The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Blevins Funeral & Cremation Services, 417 Lee St., Bristol, VA. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. W. A. Johnson and Pastor John Tudor officiating. The committal service and interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN. Military honors will be provided by Bristol VFW Post # 6975. Pallbearers will be his nephews, Stephon Harden, Kevin Springs, Shawn Foote and special "sons", Mesha Gressner, BJ Lowrance and Jimmy Sharrett. Honorary Pallbearers will be his nephews, Robbie Howard and Dennis Foote; special "son", Chris Mathews; and friends, Dave Thomas, Mark Walling and Paul Booher.
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