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Ryan Michael Foster


Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656

(p) 740-682-6696


Ryan Michael Foster, 35, of Oak Hill, Ohio passed away unexpectedly at OSU Medical Center in the early morning hours on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 surrounded by his family.

Ryan is survived by his wife, Ashley Foster; two young sons, Weston and Quincy Foster; parents, Larry and Peggy Foster; aunts, Kathy Patrick, Karen (Mark) McCann, Tammy (Terry) Snyder; uncle, Preston (Shelia) Foster; nieces, Kyla Simmons and Chloe O’Connor; nephews, Dylan Kuhn and Ethan O’Connor; mother-in-law, Tracy Lewis; beloved pets, Piper, Roxy, Riggs and Snowflake; many cousins, JCEMS family, Liberty township fire department family, Madison Jefferson fire department family, Holzer Medical Center - Jackson ER family, law enforcement family, all first responders, and many, many friends.

Ryan was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charles and Alice Foster, maternal grandparents, Bob and Esther Rice, and father-in-law, Dane Lewis.

Ryan was a devoted and loving husband and father. Ryan and Ashley shared 15 loving years together and enjoyed raising their two sons together. Ryan treasured his time with his two sons, whether it be hunting, fishing, and playing X-Box with Weston, or playing Legos, Roblox and keeping up on Star Wars, WW2, and trains with Quincy, and all day swimming in the pool with late evening weenie roasts with his family. Ryan also adored his parents and was very proud of them.

He started his fire department journey with Liberty township FD. Obtained his EMT and began his career at SOEMS, which later became JCEMS. Ryan became a paramedic and quickly grew his career by becoming station chief at station 10 and then becoming JCEMS supervisor. After moving to Oak Hill, Ryan joined the Madison Jefferson FD. Ryan had a great passion for helping others and was ready to help, even from a young age. He saved so many lives and helped so many others during his short time here and we are all better people because of Ryan. He was a true hero and will be deeply, deeply missed.

Visitation hours will be 2-8 PM Friday, December 9, 2022 at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill. Funeral services will be held 1:00 Saturday at the Oak Hill High School gymnasium with Deaconess Janie Karl officiating. Burial will follow in Horeb Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for Weston and Quincy may be made to the Ryan Foster Memorial Fund c/o Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home, 202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656. Online condolences may be sent to


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