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Restwood Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1038 West Plantation Dr, Clute, TX

OBITUARY

Darrell Owen Foster

January 31, 1930September 17, 2019
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Reverend Darrell Owen “D.O.” Foster, 89, of Lake Jackson, TX passed away at his home, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Rev. Foster was born on January 31, 1930 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to the late Wade and Ola Foster. Rev. Foster was involved with many different charitable and civic organizations throughout the region, including, but not limited to: 1967: Outstanding Civic Leaders Of America 1968-69: Pearland Rotary Club (President) 1969-72: Pearland ISD Board Of Trustees 1976: Texas Association Of School Boards (Distinguished Service Award) 1979: Baptist General Convention Of Texas - Christian Education Coordinating Board 1983-88: Associated Builders And Contractors (Board Of Directors) Contractors Safety Council Of Brazosport (Chairman 1983, Director ‘82-‘88, Vice Chairman 1985 & 1988) 1986-91: United Way Of Brazoria County (V.P. 1986, President 1987, Chairman 1988) 1994: Brazosport Chamber Of Commerce (Outstanding Volunteer) 2010: Recognized by the Brazoria First Assembly Of God with the Celebrate America Award for Contributions To Churches And Community Rev. Foster was a graduate of Louisiana Baptist College in Pineville, LA. After college, he attended the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His formative years as a pastor were spent in North Louisiana. In 1965 he was called by God to be the pastor at FBC Pearland, TX. Later he would become the pastor of FBC Lake Jackson, TX. Over the next several years he would be the interim pastor at a dozen or more churches throughout the region, as well as starting Northway Baptist Church in Angleton, TX. He worked for U.S. Contractors, from 1981 until his retirement, in their safety program as well as handling P.R. duties for the company, never neglecting the pastoral responsibilities that God called him to perform.

He loved playing golf, fishing, working in his yard, and traveling. The Holy Land was, by far, his favorite travel destination. Twenty-nine times he led groups of people on a pilgrimage to “The Holy Lands”, walking where Jesus walked, preaching where Jesus preached. Special invitations from The Home Mission Board took him on evangelistic missions to Juneau, AK and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Leading people to the Lord was his calling and passion.

He was preceded in death by his parents Wade and Ola Foster, a brother, Dwaine Foster, and sister Wadean Bond as well as his daughter-in-law, Ginny Foster.

We imagine that he is laughing, once again, with his great friends of many years, L.D. Monical and Dr. Ralph Patterson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Pat, his son, Barry “Dr. B.” Foster, his daughter, Kathy Stimson, and husband, Ken. Grandchildren: Daryl Stimson, his wife, Kelly, Drew Foster, Angela Foster, Paige Streiff, her husband, Ben, and Brady Foster. Great-grandchildren: Kyndal and Kaid Stimson, and Emily and Cameron Foster Streiff and Emily Foster as well as a multitude of nieces and nephews and cousins.

Visitation for Rev. Foster will be from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the First Baptist Church Lake Jackson, TX 401 Yaupon St. Lake Jackson, TX 77566 Saturday, September 21, 2019. Funeral services will be held the following day, Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the same location at 2:00 pm.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Gilchrist, Barry Foster, Daryl Stimson, Ben Streiff, Drew Foster, Ken Stimson, Kevin Mills, and great-grandsons Cameron and Kaid.

Honorary pallbearers: Frank Spillers, Gene Zirlott, Jessie Scott, Johnnie Redden, Harold Monical, Charles Castleberry, Bill Askins, Debs Cofer, Bo Landers, Chris Seidlitz, Wayne O’Daniel, Jim Ledbetter, Cecil McGill, Bill Collier, Max Adams, Jim Huffines, Dean White, George Burke, Jerry Cochran, George Kidwell, Harold Wood, Gary Foose, Everett Stovall, Jay Wilson, Dr. Gerald Holt, and Tim Drury.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents Wade and Ola Foster, a brother, Dwaine Foster, and sister Wadean Bond as well as his daughter-in-law, Ginny Foster.

    He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Pat, his son, Barry “Dr. B.” Foster, his daughter, Kathy Stimson, and husband, Ken. Grandchildren: Daryl Stimson, his wife, Kelly, Drew Foster, Angela Foster, Paige Streiff, her husband, Ben, and Brady Foster. Great-grandchildren: Kyndal and Kaid Stimson, and Emily and Cameron Foster Streiff and Emily Foster as well as a multitude of nieces and nephews and cousins.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Stephen Gilchrist
  • Barry Foster
  • Daryl Stimson
  • Ben Streiff
  • Drew Foster
  • Ken Stimson
  • Kevin Mills
  • Cameron Streiff
  • Kaid Stimson
  • Frank Spillers, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Gene Zirlott, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jessie Scott, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Johnnie Redden, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Harold Monical, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Charles Castleberry, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bill Askins, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Debs Cofer, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bo Landers, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Chris Seidlitz, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Wayne O'Daniel, Honorary Pallbearer
  • JimLedbetter, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Cecil McGill, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bill Collier, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Max Adams, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jim Huffines, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dean White, Honorary Pallbearer
  • George Burke, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jerry Cochran, Honorary Pallbearer
  • George Kidwell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Harold Wood, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Gary Foose, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Everett Stovall, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jay Wilson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dr. Gerald Holt, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tim Drury, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • A Gathering to Share Memories of Rev. Foster Saturday, September 21, 2019
  • A Celebration of Darrell's Life Sunday, September 22, 2019

Memories

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michalyn miller ordeneaux

October 18, 2019

Brother Foster married me in 1970 - he prayed with my husband & I went our first born was a premature & we were told he might not live (he is now a healthy 45 year old) - my oldest granddaughter is getting married soon & I know I will tell her what Brother Foster told Roddy & I to invite God to our wedding - Pearland was blessed to have had him - I might of been one of those teens talking during his sermon

Gary Thornton

September 22, 2019

I have known Bro. D. O. and Pat since we moved to Lake Jackson in 1976. Bro. D. O. served as Interim Pastor at Second Baptist Church of Lake Jackson in 1986-87 while I was there as Associate Pastor. He did a wonderful job preparing our church for the calling of Bro. Jim Way as Pastor.

Lesia Youngblood

September 19, 2019

I remember sitting in Church one Sunday when I was in High School and he stopped in the middle of his sermon because some of the youth were talking (Not me) I don't remember what he said to us. Bro. Foster and Pat have always been special to me and my family. I just know that Daddy and Mother were waiting for him at Heavens door to welcome their very special friend home. Love you. Lesia

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