OBITUARY

Mr. Cecil Ray Foster

August 25, 1928January 7, 2020
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Cecil Ray Foster, age 91, of Dallas, Texas died in the early morning of Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Husband to wife Shirley.

Father to daughter Leslie and her husband Geary.

Father to son Greg and wife DeAnn.

Pawpaw to grandchildren Brandi, her husband Jeremy, and Angi, and to Dylan Foster and his wife Kristen.

Pawpaw to great grandchildren Shelby, Abby, Kason, Kaylin, and Khloe.

Cecil loved his family and enjoyed spending his time helping them or thinking of ways to help. He held strong opinions, and he didn't mind sharing his advice.

He served in Korea as the commanding officer of an artillery battery until the war ended when he was 24 years old. He retired from the Army as a full colonel.

He started his career as a petroleum engineer at Baroid Oil Company in Texas and retired from Liberty Mutual where he was a safety engineer. He stayed busy while working and after retirement by owning and running a car wash and the Superette on Elam Road in Dallas. He built and purchased numerous houses that were sold or rented to families in Pleasant Grove at affordable prices. He enjoyed playing the stock market from an early age and really appreciated the invention of the internet.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Marion "M.A." Foster and Oma McCullough Foster and his dear brother Aaron "A.D." Foster.

Cecil will be remembered and greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Committal Service Monday, January 13, 2020

Memories

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Steven Barry

January 13, 2020

Cecil and Shirley, Leslie and Greg are the first people we met when we moved to Dallas they lived four houses down the street from us, I had a lot of fun helping Cecil do inventory at the superette on Elam road he was a good man he will be missed God bless you Cecil and your lovely family may you rest in peace

Anne Price

January 12, 2020

My deepest sympathy to you all. I only knew Cecil for a few years, but he was always kind and sweet to me, welcoming me into the family. I know you will miss him terribly, but also know he's no longer in any pain and you will be reunited one day. Love to you all!

Richard Lewis

January 12, 2020

Out of all the memories I have of “The Great Cecil” the one that overrides them all is that as I was battling hydrasephalus he was always on my side behind the scenes. Then as I got past it and grew up, he stayed on my side! We never talked about it. He never said:”Hey man! I got your back!” He was just there quietly. He was a very strong man, and he really wouldn’t hesitate to let you know how he felt about anything! I like to think some part of that is in me.
I won’t say:”God Rest You” to Cecil. I know he was shown his seat in Heaven immediately upon arrival and sat down and said:”Well any coffee made? “ as he settled in. He’s already at rest! He will never be far from my heart.

Kathy Carroll

January 11, 2020

I remember the first time I met Cecil at the house on Prairie Creek.
I was in High School and I thought this house is so Beautiful with all the glass windows looking out at the Creek, I was a little scared of him, later to find out he was just a Dad working hard to take care of his family.
Then I remember how hard you worked to build Leslies beautiful
house in Mt. Pleasant and how much you must love her to do all
this hard work. We will continue to Love and watch over Leslie
now that you are gone to a better place.
Love
Kathy

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Biography

Cecil Ray Foster, age 91, of Dallas, Texas died in the early morning of Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Husband to wife Shirley.

Father to daughter Leslie and her husband Geary.

Father to son Greg and wife DeAnn.

Pawpaw to grandchildren Brandi, her husband Jeremy, and Angi, and to Dylan Foster and his wife Kristen.

Pawpaw to great grandchildren Shelby, Abby, Kason, Kaylin, and Khloe.

Cecil loved his family and enjoyed spending his time helping them or thinking of ways to help. He held strong opinions, and he didn't mind sharing his advice.

He served in Korea as the commanding officer of an artillery battery until the war ended when he was 24 years old.
He retired from the Army as a full colonel.

He started his career as a petroleum engineer at Baroid Oil Company in Texas and retired from Liberty Mutual where he was a safety engineer. He stayed busy while working and after retirement by owning and running a car wash and the Superette on Elam Road in Dallas. He built and purchased numerous houses that were sold or rented to families in Pleasant Grove at affordable prices. He enjoyed playing the stock market from an early age and really appreciated the invention of the internet.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Marion "M.A." Foster and Oma McCullough Foster and his dear brother Aaron "A.D." Foster.

Cecil will be remembered and greatly missed by everyone who knew him.