Billy R. Foster

Billy R. Foster

Billy Ray (Bill) Foster passed away at his home on April 25, 2021 at the age of 85. He was born July 10, 1935 in Pea Ridge, AR to Glen Dolan Foster and Zoe (Carden) Foster.

Bill graduated from Pea Ridge High School in 1953 and went on to pursue several different career paths. He retired from Putnam City Schools in 1997 after 22 years. He then spent several years as an electrician, traveling and doing remodel and new construction on power plants. In 2005 he started driving a school bus, driving for both Southern Tech and Plainview Schools in Southern Oklahoma. Most recently he started driving a shuttle for Winstar Casino, where he remained until his death.

Bill married Joyce Easley in 1956. He later marrried Judy (Keltner) Wilcox on September 3, 1988. He and Judy loved to travel and went on trips whenever possible.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents Glen and Zoe Foster, two sons, Randy Dolan Foster and Kevin Ray Foster.

Bill is survived by his wife Judy Foster of the home; son Mark Stephen Foster and wife Sharon of Ardmore, OK; daughter Michelle Stephenson and husband Don of Ardmore, OK; brother Ronald Foster and wife Charlotte of Pea Ridge, AR; sisters Ann Harris and husband Chuck of Pea Ridge, AR; Sue Weaver of Tulsa, OK, and Deanna Todd and husband Larry of Tulsa, Ok; seven grandchildren, Rebecca O'Loughlin of Providence Forge, VA; Mark Foster Jr of Ellsworth, ME; Rachel Foster of Newport News, VA; Ashley Roma of Palm Bay, FL; Ashley Welch of Oklahoma City, OK; Stacey Welch of Shawnee, OK; and Micaela Welch of Ardmore, OK; 13 great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 2:00 PM , Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Pace Cemetery in Pea Ridge, AR.

Arrangements are by Sisco Funeral Home in Pea Ridge, Arkansas.

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Posted online on April 29, 2021