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In Memory of

Raymond Carl Foster

December 16, 1944 - September 4, 2017

Obituary


Raymond Carl Foster, 72, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 4, 2017 at Houston Hospice following a long battle with Amyloidosis of the heart.

He was born on December 16, 1944 in Hempstead, Texas to Thomas and Shirley Foster, who preceded him in death. His brother, T.P. Foster, and sister, Naomi Garretson, also preceded him in death. He was very proud of his heritage as a fifth generation native Texan.

He is survived by his loving wife, Laura Foster of 33 years; his two sons; Coleman Foster; daughter in law Sarah...

Raymond Carl Foster, 72, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 4, 2017 at Houston Hospice following a long battle with Amyloidosis of the heart.

He was born on December 16, 1944 in Hempstead, Texas to Thomas and Shirley Foster, who preceded him in death. His brother, T.P. Foster, and sister, Naomi Garretson, also preceded him in death. He was very proud of his heritage as a fifth generation native Texan.

He is survived by his loving wife, Laura Foster of 33 years; his two sons; Coleman Foster; daughter in law Sarah Foster, granddaughters, Annabel and Colette. Clayton Foster; and daughter in law, Lindsey Foster, his sister, Lola Jean LeNoir, and many other extended family including nieces and nephews.

Ray received his degree in Marketing from the University of Houston and used his degree to become an excellent thriving salesman through many different opportunities.

In his younger years, Ray was a drummer in several local bands, from which came his love for all kinds of music. He never considered himself a musician, but, to all that had the privilege of playing music with him and watching him beat on those drums, they know better. He was a musician!

Also, in his younger years, Ray enjoyed showing and judging field trials as a member of the American Brittany Club and as a member of the Texas Coastal Brittany Club. He was very proud of his Brittany Spaniels.

As Ray would say, "I'm just a good old country boy from Hempstead, Texas", and was a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo serving proudly on the Commercial Exhibits committee.

Ray spent much of his free time in the great outdoors, enjoying the beauty of nature and hunting at his Sportsman Association Lease. He loved the camaraderie with his fellow hunters and many of them became his very close friends.

His passion for wood carving; canes, plaques, Christmas ornaments, etc. led Ray to spend many tedious hours in his "beloved" garage creating his works of art.

In 2000, Ray became a proud and successful business owner in the oil and gas industry. He never wanted to become a business owner, but life forced him to pursue his own livelihood. He leaves behind many hard-working employees, whom he loved and considered his second family.

Rays loving smile and humor never ended throughout his journey to see Jesus.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate you making a donation to the
The Amyloidosis Foundation/Amyloidosis.org