OBITUARY

Richard Kevin Foster

May 28, 1963February 8, 2019

Mr. Kevin Foster, 55, died on Friday, February 8, 2019 at home. He was born in Davie County, NC, on May 28th, 1963. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 31 years, Kim Lagle Foster, his two children Ryan Foster and Bethany Foster, his mother and father, Joyce and C. W. Foster, Jr.; his mother-in-law, Polly Lagle; his father-in-law, Paul Lagle; his sister, Amanda “Mandy” (David) Smith and nephews and niece, Hampton, Noble, and Zayla; sister-in-law Paula (Kim) Seaford and nieces Anna (Bradley) Coe, and Kara (Nathan) Batchelder and great nephews. He was graduated from Davie High School in 1981 and Lenoir Rhyne College in 1985 and was employed by Walker and Associates in Lexington, NC. He enjoyed the outdoors, was an avid hiker , and loved spending time with his family. He was known for his wry sense of humor and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. The body will lie in state for one hour preceding the Celebration of Life Service which will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, February 12 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Mocksville, NC with the Reverend David Smith officiating. A graveside service will be held immediately following the service, and the family will receive friends afterwards in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Kevin Foster Educational Scholarship Fund c/o Oak Grove Methodist Church, 1994 Hwy 158E, Mocksville, NC 27028.

  • FAMILY

  • Kim Lagle Foster, Wife
  • Ryan Foster, Son
  • Bethany Foster, Daughter
  • Joyce Foster, Mother
  • C. W. Foster, Father
  • Polly Lagle, Mother-in-law
  • Paul Lagle, Father-in-law
  • Amanda "Mandy" (David) Smith, Sister
  • He is also survived by nephews and niece, Hampton, Noble, and Zayla; sister-in-law, Paula (Kim) Seaford; and nieces, Anna (Bradley) Coe, and Kara (Nathan) Batchelder and great nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • Kevin Foster Educational Scholarship Fund

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Richard Kevin Foster

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Tim Workmeister

February 14, 2019

Kevin and I were roommates at Lenoir-Rhyne for a summer school session. After classes were over, I convinced him to take a road trip with me to the Outer Banks and up to Ocean City, MD where my brother was living for the summer. He was reluctant because he didn't want to leave Kim for an extended period of time but I ultimately wore him down. True to form, Kim sent us off with a trunkload of good things to eat. My clutch went out in Nags Head around midnight so we spent the night in the car. I can still remember the smell of the chicken that was going bad as we attempted to sleep. We got the car fixed the next day and the trip turned out to be one of my most cherished memories. We threw the frisbee on the beach all day and tried to sing like Elvis Costello. The guy was larger than life which is why I'm having a difficult time accepting the fact that he is no longer with us. I hope that sweet memories of Kevin will sustain Kim and the kids over the following difficult weeks. I just can't tell you how much that guy meant to me.

Casey Cranford

February 12, 2019

I imagine Kevin up in heaven describing the Linville gorge to God , and God saying I know I made it !!! I'm gonna miss talking food with him , and the hiking videos he shared . He was a great man and an awesome friend . Miss you Kevin !

Susan Lagle-Easter

February 12, 2019

I am so sorry for the hurt and sadness you all are going through now. Grief comes in so many forms and at different times. Don’t let anyone tell you Kim or your children how to grieve, how long to grieve, or when to grieve. Sometimes the simplest things will set you off. Sometimes it may be something you think is stupid. For me it was the first I had to get our car inspected and Tracy always did that and I lost it and cried and cried. Needless to say the guy doing the inspection was a friend and said I never had to come back he would come get my car for me. I laugh at that now. And I hear people all the time saying you should be over that by now! When you love somebody so deeply with all your heart you never get over losing them because they live on in your heart forever. I still have crying spells of things we won’t get to do together and things he will miss in our children’s lives but I also have lots of great memories that I smile about and laugh about with our kids. And great memories of all our vacations we had together with our kids and the simple things like playing volleyball in the yard with the kids and I know y’all had great family memories too. So hang on to those. Those will get you through your days. Take it one day at a time. Do things in your own way. Grieve in your own way; remember there is no right or wrong way. But do at some point take the time to be able to be alone and grieve alone. I didn’t do this for over a year and I got to a breaking point. Take care of yourself. Love you so much. Here if you need me for anything. Susan

Angie Hunt

February 12, 2019

To say that Kevin will be missed in our Walker family is an understatement. There are so many things I will miss about Kevin. I will miss how he sang us songs in a MUCH slower tempo than the actual versions. I will miss the nicknames he gave everyone. I will miss his stories about Kim, Ryn-o and Ms Pickle. I will miss him telling tales about his hiking adventures. I will miss the fact that now I do not have my life-line if I am ever on a game show where I need an answer about something that no one else but Kevin would know. I will missed the recipe advice that he gave me on how to make brussels sprouts and crispy asparagus, which by the way I was never able to achieve the same results as Kevin would describe. I will miss that sense of humor that no one will ever be able to fill in our group. It will be hard to come into work each day and see his empty desk.
I know his family meant the world to him because he was always talking about them.
The song "Go Rest High On That Mountain" keeps coming to mind when I think about Kevin.
We love you and we will miss you so much.

Fred Phillips

February 12, 2019

Today February 12th 2019 we will gather to celebrate the life of a great friend and co-worker Kevin Foster.
The drive into work this morning was a surreal experience. I could only think about how fortunate I was to have been a friend of his.
I looked forward every day to having discussions with Kevin that would go from his latest adventure hiking the mountain trails, a song or musician that we liked – or didn’t like and why, the latest craft beer we’d tried, and laugh about things either of us had done over the weekend that were just downright stupid, the “hey ya’ll watch this” type of things. It pains me that all the years I’ve worked with Kevin and Lori worked with Kim at the Pottery Barn we never took the time to get together for dinner or just hang out.
Kim, Bethany and Ryan we will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Much Love,
Fred and Lori Phillips

Adam Blackley

February 11, 2019

I feel the most fortunate to have met and spend mostly all of my free time at work with Kevin. He quickly became my best friend at Walker, and still is. His patience with me was unlike any others. He took me under his wing, and provided guidance i'll never be able to receive again. I loved talking about things that interested Kev, because you could get him to talk about them forever. Keeping his attention when it was my turn to talk was tough, but i always found a way to do it. His ongoing ability to make ANYONE laugh is second to none. The plethora of knowledge he had will be what i miss the most; there wasn't a day that went by that he wasn't trying to teach me something. Kim, Ryan & Bethany - I am praying for you and your family in this difficult time.

To my very best friend here at Walker - I love and miss you buddy, thanks for making such a big impact on me.

Joey Manno

February 10, 2019

Kevin was a great person and always spoke of his family with high regard. He will be missed by all. When I first had the privilege of working with Kev he was always the first one I would reach out to for technical questions. But I quickly learned there was much more about him than his technical expertise as he always knew how to put people at ease with his light sense of humor. We would occasionally go to lunch together and have quite a few laughs. And he always had something kind to say about everyone he knew. I'm truly going to miss his presence. Prayers for all of his family and friends.

Tracy Crowell

February 9, 2019

We are blessed to know Kevin! He loved his family and friends! He would light up when he talked about his children. Kevin’s love for his wife was amazing!!! He would say that Kimbo was the best thing that happened to him. Kevin would share videos of Widespread Panic and talk about the members in the group as if he knew them personally. He was loved by anyone who knew him. The last song we sang together was “Holy Holy Holy “. Of course, we didn’t have the lyrics just right. We talked about our love of our Lord. My favorite memory of Kevin is when my daughter came into the office and Kevin asked her to get the reports ready so they can go to a meeting in Charlotte and that she would need to drive because he needed a nap. My daughter was 11 at the time and there wasn’t a meeting or any reports. Which makes it even funnier! We will miss Kevin dearly! May God be with all of you!!! Our prayers and our love !

Amanda Lambert

February 9, 2019

I worked with Kevin for about 4 months at Walker and I really enjoyed talking to him and hearing his stories of hiking and his dog Bella. Praying for peace and comfort during this time.

Lee Ann Gilley

February 9, 2019

Kimbo-slice, Miss Pickle and Ryan-o, I am sorry for your loss. He loved you all so much. Kevy will always hold a piece of our hearts. God bless you all and may you find peace during this time.

FROM THE FAMILY