Billy Otis Foster was born on May 26, 1949 in Placerville, California, the son of Virgil and Virginia Foster. He left this world on September 11, 2020 at his home near Mountain Grove, Missouri, at the age of 71 years and three months.
He worked for several years at the Rawlings factory in Willow Springs, Missouri, but spent more years working and running his flea market in Cabool, Missouri. He loved his car and really enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Bill and Irene were a couple for 34 years and were officially married on March 8, 2020; his love for Irene was exceptional. He always put his family first; love for his family was always important, especially his kids and grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his mother-in-law and father-in-law; grandparents and three sisters-in-law.
He is survived by his wife, Irene of the home; three children, Anna Fritz and Earl Hopkins of Cabool, Freddy Fritz and Hilary Wake of Willow Springs, and Samantha Fritz and Timmy Hines of Mountain Grove; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Palmer and Pat Wake and husband Richard; a brother, Larry Foster and wife Reda; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Epps Cemetery near Pomona, Missouri, with Pastor Terry Brown officiating. Pallbearers were Clinton Fritz, Earl Hopkins, Timmy Hines and Wade Hicks. Interment was in Epps Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.