Robert Orr Foster: 1929-2011

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Robert Orr Foster, age 82 of Opelika, was born in Birmingham on April 18, 1929, and died on Nov. 8, at East Alabama Medical Center. Foster served in the Marine Corps for two years and served in the Air Force for 25 years. He was married by the American Ambassador to his beloved wife of 44 years in Tokyo, Japan.

Foster was preceded in death by his parents, Flossie Mae and Robert Orr Foster Sr.; and sister, Carolyn “Tommie” Lowe. He is survived by his wife, Hagiko Foster; sisters, Margaret Ewing and Martha Sharpe and husband Doug; nieces, Lisa Hillyer Worthington and Carolyn Raymer; nephews, John Lowe and Fletcher Lowe; stepchildren, Jeannine Dewrell and Buddy Foster; and great-nephew, Andrew Lowe.

A graveside service was held on Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at Garden Hills Cemetery. Dr. Tom Tippet officiated. Fredericks Funeral Home directed.

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