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Delmar Ray Foster, 88, Adair Co., KY native (1926-2015)

Everybody loved Delmar Lee Foster and he loved everybody. He was highly thought of by all who knew him. He is remembered for his love of fishing and the environment. He enjoyed birds, particularly the hummingbirds and purple martins he hosted, and for the meticulous care with which he kept his yards, providing pleasure for his family, guests, and passers by at his Egypt home and later at his home in the southern edge of Taylor County, near Green River Dam. He was a favorite around the Egypt store while he lived in Adair County. He was a native of Adair County, KY, and a resident of Taylor County at the time of his death. He was the patriarch of a very large, highly regarded family. He was the son of the late Burley & Mary Linda Simpson Foster and the widower of Mary Opal Bault Foster. He leaves 42 direct living descendants, spanning four generations. He had professed faith in Christ, had retired from the State Highway Department and was a farmer.
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Delmar Ray Foster age 88 years of Campbellsville, KY formerly Columbia passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 4:32pmET, at Campbellsville Nursing & Rehab Center in Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral service Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 200 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Clergy officiating Bro. Robbie Spencer & Dickie Rogers the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers: Matthew Forrest, Timothy Forrest, Kevin Foster, Chris Foster Antony Foster and Dustin Foster.

Delmar Ray Foster, 88, Adair Co., KY native (1926-2015)

He was born on Friday, September 24, 1926 in Adair County, KY. He was the son of Burley & Mary Linda Simpson Foster. He died Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 88 years, seven months, and six days.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Opal Bault Foster on April 2, 2002; by five brothers and two sisters Roy Foster, Alvin Foster, Arvil Foster, Lorenza Foster, Burley Hadley, Grace McGaha and Mae Shepherd.

He is survived by the following:
  • Three sons: Mike Foster & wife Ellen of Campbellsville, KY; Howard Foster & wife Diane of Columbia, KY; and Darrell Foster of Cane Valley, KY

  • Two daughters: Linda Forrest & husband Preston of Campbellsville, KY; Carol Vaughn of Cane Valley, KY

  • Eleven grandchildren

  • Twenty-five great grandchildren

  • And one great great grandchild

  • Several nieces and nephews

  • And a host of other relatives and friends.
He had professed faith in Christ, retired from the State Highway Department & was a farmer.

Send a condolence to the family of Delmar Ray Foster

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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Delmar Ray Foster, 88, Adair Co., KY (1926-2015)

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