Raymond Eugene 'Gene' Foster

May 29, 1931October 10, 2012

Raymond Eugene “Gene” Foster, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. He was a native of Buckroe Beach, VA and was a lifelong Peninsula resident. He was the owner and operator of Splash of Color painting company. Prior, he had worked as a car salesman for over twenty-five years at various local dealerships on the Peninsula. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and served during the Korean War. As a golf enthusiast, he enjoyed playing as often as possible. The Redskins have lost one of their most loyal fans. He was beloved by his family and will be truly missed.

Gene is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lynn Foster; parents, Harvey and Inez Foster; siblings, Lillian, Auburn, Virginia, and Mary. He is survived by his companion of many years, Sara R. Stallings; children, Jeanie Lynn Drake, Paul Foster and his wife Adrienne, and Melanie Kay Hofe and her husband David; grandchildren, Zack, Max, Aubrey, Alex, Morgan, and Tanner; and six great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 14, 2012, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Gene's life will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, October 15, 2012, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association – Southeastern VA Chapter, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666.


  • Visitation Sunday, October 14, 2012
  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, October 15, 2012

Raymond Eugene 'Gene' Foster

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October 15, 2012

Dearest Family of Raymond Foster,

Ethel and I join with so many others who knew Mr. Foster through Paul, Adrienne and their children. It is very evident Mr. Foster had a deep and loving relationship with his family. Certainly the golf outings will be missed but not the memories.

The measure of a life well-lived is not in how much money one has or what possessions they have accumulated, but rather through the lives they touched and the sorrow they leave behind. If the outpouring of sympathy on his loss is any indication, and it most certainly is, you can proudly and confidently say that his indeed was a life well-lived.

May you find peace and comfort in knowing that his loss is felt by all who knew and loved him.

In Sympathy,

Dr. and Mrs. Woodson
Sterling, VA

Bob Bickley

October 15, 2012

Jeanie Lynn, Paul, Melanie , We remember all of you so fondly and wish we could have been with you today. Our condolences and prayers are with you all. God's Blessings to each of you.
Fidelis and Bob Bickley

Patricia Sheene

October 14, 2012

Many people come in & touch our lives and Gene was one of them...He was one of the nicest people I ever knew....My thoughts and prayers to his love ones...may he RIP and he will sadly missed ...God Bless

October 13, 2012

So sorry to hear of Mr. Foster's passing. I enjoyed his humor, gentle manner and stories of Buckroe Beach during my visits with him. My sincere condolences to Sara and his entire family. Elizabeth Barton

Nancy Yarrington

October 12, 2012

Paul, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time and in the days to come. Peace be with you.

deborah richards

October 12, 2012

My Prayers are with the Foster Family at this time of bereavement

John & Sue Shatto

October 12, 2012

Gene was a very nice man with a wonderful since of humor. He thoroughly enjoyed his family at parties. We enjoyed his company at family functions.We will miss him.
John & Sue Shatto