Donnie Lee Foster

Published 2:00 pm Sunday, September 29, 2013

Funeral services for Donnie Lee Foster are 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 30, at Fair River Baptist Church with burial in the church Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 9 p.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral Service.

Mr. Foster, 66, went to his eternal home Sept. 26, 2013. He was born March 26, 1947, to Louie Lee and Mary Nell Foster and gave his heart to the Lord as a young boy.

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He was an avid hunter and fisherman, who passed on all his knowledge to his children and grandchildren and all other children who were apart of his life. He was loved, admired and respected by his wife’s parents, Joan Snyder Turnage and Kenneth Roberts.

He loved and served his country as a member in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He had a genuine love for all of nature and expressed it through gardening and the many structures that he built.

He leaves behind the legacy of love for God, love for your mate, family and friends. He had the determination to persevere through physical pain, and to finish each day knowing that hard work brought great rewards.

He was a member of a Fair River Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife of 41 years, Barbara Jo Foster; brother, Dennie and wife, Linda; sisters, Eunice Brabham and husband, Alex, and Phyllis Francis and husband, Jimmy; daughter, Ashley Jo Smith, and husband, Mike; son, Lee, and wife, Bridy Jo; grandchildren, Lauren, Cole, and Grant Smith, Erica and Luke Smith, and Tripp, Gabe and Micah Foster; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stained Glass Window Fund at Fair River Baptist Church.

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