FOSTER, Paige Watkins, was reunited with his beloved wife of 58 years, Nancy Foster (March 29, 2012) on Friday, March 29, 2013. His broken heart is now mended. Paige was born in September 1933 to Arlene and Percy Foster (both deceased) in Hat Creek, Va. He was a man of God, truly loving his wife and his family. He is survived by his four children, Paige "Chip" Jr. (Melissa), Daniel, Bonnie Patrick (Dean) and Amy Casstevens (Mike); two sisters, Karnelle Branch (Carroll) and Martha Hopkins (Mickey); a sister-in-law, Peggy Foster; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Paige served his country during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955 after enlistment in the Army. Following his discharge, he began a career which he came to be identified with as a Virginia State Trooper. Although, with regret, he left this job he loved to work for Massey Ferguson, law enforcement never left his blood as he moved on to become an investigator for the Virginia State Corporation Commission. He completed his career with the Chesterfield County Magistrates Office, retiring as Chief Magistrate after 16 years in 2001. While serving as a magistrate, Paige diligently worked with the Community Criminal Justice Board and as a team member with both the Chesterfield County Violence Task Force and Interagency Criminal Justice Domestic Violence Committee. Viewing will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bliley's-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Road, Richmond Va. 23234. Funeral services will be held at Bon Air Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bon Air Baptist Church, 2531 Buford Road, Richmond, Va. 23235.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.