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DENSON “SONNY” BRETON FOSS

Denson “Sonny” Breton Foss, 87, of Savannah, Georgia, husband of Eva Ann Swain Foss, died Monday morning, July 13, 2020, at Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was a son of the late Frank Rodney Foss and the late Frances Rockhill Foss. Mr. Foss was a member of Savannah First Seventh-day Adventist Church and retired as an assistant vice president and lending officer for the Savannah Bank and Trust Company (later First Union Bank). He was a United States Navy veteran having served during the Korean Conflict.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Gregory “Greg” Breton Foss, and two sisters, Carolyn C. Foss and Beverly Foss Reddick.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Eva Ann Swain Foss of the home; three daughters, Terry Carol Foss of Brooklet, Georgia, Valerie Foss Ryan, and her husband Chris, of St. Marys, Georgia, and Melanie Foss Mokray of Savannah, Georgia; one daughter-in-law, Hannah Stovall Foss of Lawrenceville, Georgia; three grandchildren, Carol Newsom, Connor Maxwell Foss and Jake Christopher Ryan, and two great-grandchildren, Ethan Newsom and Montgomery Newsom.

The family will receive friends from 3 until 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon, July 19, 2020, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service, with full military honors, will be held at 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon, July 19, 2020, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by Pastor Joseph M. Wamack. Private interment will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Remembrances: Savannah First Seventh-day Adventist Church – 50 Godley Way, Pooler, Georgia 31322-4020.

Online Condolences

  1. The Rev. Patti Davis says:

    Eva, I am so sorry. I wish I could have been there for you both but this virus prevented that, though you have never been far from my thoughts.. Please know how much it meant to me to have known you both, to have received always such a warm welcome, and to have shared memories and prayers. May God be with you now and always.
    Chaplain Patti

  2. Carey Freeland says:

    So sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Foss and for your daughters. We know and love Melanie so we know you and your husband are special people! May God be with you and comfort you all in this time of sadness! Love – Carey

  3. Jill James says:

    Mrs. Foss, Melanie, Valerie, and Terry,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Foss was a very kind-hearted individual who will be greatly missed. Hopefully you are able to cherish the many wonderful memories you have of time spent with him over the years. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this very difficult time. Love – Jill

  4. Dr. Tom Maddox says:

    Sonny was a good friend of mine at Savannah Bank. He always treated people with respect. I will miss him but I will know that he is with God and one day I will see him again. He encouraged me to finish my education. I respect him for he was a great encourager.

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