MSGT S.M. Foster Jr., USMC, Ret.
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Funeral services for MSGT S.M. Foster Jr., USMC, Ret. will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, September 15, 2013 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe.
MSgt S.M. Foster Jr., USMC, Ret, age 90, passed away on Sep 10, 2013 in Austin, Tx.
Sam or Junior, depending on where and when you met him, was born on Aug 13, 1923 to Love and Verda Foster in Point, La. After graduating from Downsville High School he joined the United States Marine Corp in 1943. He served his country through WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He said he was lucky, traveled to many places and had a good life during his time in the Marine Corp. Sam retired from the USMC in 1972 and moved back to West Monroe, La. He was then a deputy for the Ouachita Parish Sherriff's office till he retired in 1987. He finished out his career with the city of West Monroe as a deputy Marshall until he retired for the final time in 1990. He then spent his time volunteering for the VA, driving fellow veterans to area clinics and hospitals.
Thru his life Sam enjoyed playing dominoes, bingo, bowling, playing baseball and watching Braves baseball, Saints football, John Wayne movies, reading Louis L'Amour novels and marriage. He was married four times. He nick named one of his grandsons after is favorite Louis L'Amour character. He would use his bingo winning to take trips to Las Vegas or Hawaii to visit friends and family. He also enjoyed a monthly lunch at Hooter's with a group of ladies from the credit union. If he wasn't doing one of these things he could probably be found with a smile on his face calling a guy "podnuh" or a lady "doll". He made friends everywhere he went.
Sam was preceded in death by his brothers J.N. and Shelton "Tootsie"; his son Sam III; his longtime companion Grace; his wife Helen, mother of Sam III and Dan; and his wife Hiroko, mother of Mark. He is survived by brother Fred and his wife Lena; his sister Ann and her husband Wayne Harris; son Dan and his wife Nicole; son Mark; daughter in law Leah; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com
Kilpatrick Funeral Home
West Monroe, LA
Kilpatrick Funeral Home
1321 N. 7th St West Monroe, LA 71291
Published in The News Star on Sept. 14, 2013