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Billy Foster
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 • Posted January 4, 2011

Billy Foster went home to be with the Lord on December 30, 2010, at home with his family in Spring Branch, Texas. He was known by everyone as a caring, loving, funny, and giving man. Bill was born in Runnels County, Texas, outside of Winters, to Dee Joshua Foster and Loneta Ethel Self.

He is survived by his wife Lillie S. Lobdell Foster, brother, JD (Rusty) Foster, and Lillie’s three daughters Sidni Wickliffe, Marthelyn Denman, and Marcella Murrah. Bill also left behind his grandchildren who to him were very beloved. They are Sharon Engelke, Darren Grey, Debra Davis, and Chuck Hopkins. He was pre-deceased by his granddaughter Brenda Collins earlier this year. Bill, known as Paw Paw, or Poppy, also had many great-grandchildren, and also great-great- grandchildren. There are also nieces and nephews spread all over the country.

Bill served in the US Army with the 739th Engineer Heavy Shop Company in the Philippine Islands during World War II. He was also a barber for over 50 years, owning several barber shops all over San Antonio and surrounding areas.

Bill was a member of the Floresville Church of Christ where he had many brothers and sisters who meant a lot to him. He also attended the Blanco Church of Christ while he lived in Blanco for a short time.

Bill loved spending time with his family and friends and stayed very active in his community. He will be missed deeply and will always be cherished by his family.

Visitation was held at Crofts Funeral home in Blanco, Texas on Sunday, January 2, 2011, from 5-8 pm. Services were Monday, January 3, 2011, at 2pm at the Crofts Funeral home.

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