Robert M Foster

August 19, 1940April 14, 2013

Robert M. Foster of Sarasota, FL, born Aug. 19, 1940 Passed away April 14,2013.

Services will be held at Colonial Oaks Baptist Church, Sat. April 20 @ 2:00pm.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Colonial Oaks Baptist Church in memory of Robert Foster.

Born August 19, 1940 in Lexington KY. To Earnest and Ruby Foster. Robert is survived by his wife Terry Foster, Sister Helen and her husband Clayton Darby and his children Mary Ann Cooper, Velvet Foster Fisher, Gary & Sheila Foster, Danny & Becky Foster, and Robbie Foster. And his grandchildren Summer Carpenter. Randall Fisher, Shelby Fisher. Chris Foster, Gary Foster, Cody Foster, Brook Foster, Preston Foster, Chase Foster.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 20, 2013

Robert M Foster

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April 22, 2013

We are going to miss you, love you always.

Mary Ann Cooper

April 19, 2013

.Dad I guess the most I rember is all of us going camping at fish eating creek.I will chairish those momories. Dad I'm so happy that I had you as a father you taught me dissapln,strenth, and corage. Dad you also gave us to wonderful step mothers Doris, Terry. they made such an impact on our lives. Dad kiss everyone there in heaven and let them know I'm on my way when God calls me. I will always keep you in my heart, and thoughts. Dad one more thing I love you so very much nothing can change that. After all that being said I'm not going to say good-bye only see you later. Hope they have big fish in heaven. Your oldest child Mary Ann Foster Cooper XOXO coming up at you, and maney more.

Summer Carpenter

April 18, 2013

Thank you for some great childhood memories. I will never forget you.
Matt, Summer, and your great grandson Luke Earnhardt

Shelby Fisher

April 18, 2013

I remember the laughter, the fun times we shared. The camping, and the fishing and cool summer breeze in my hair. A Grandfather is something that nobody can replace, they teach you wise things, and watch you grow; but as time passes, and people grow old, we must savor the memories......
I pray that in this time that my family can remember my Grandfather as I know he would like, remember him as the great man I know he was.
I love and miss you.
Your Grandaughter,
Shelby Alexandria Fisher.

Velvet Fisher

April 18, 2013

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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