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Robert "Rob" Foster
April 13, 1951 ~ October 15, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Robert “Rob” Foster, age 72, of Magnolia, a man of unwavering dedication, love, and commitment, passed away, Sunday, October 15, 2023, at Baptist Health Hardin, leaving behind a legacy of service, family, and cherished memories. Born on April 13, 1951, he touched the lives of many throughout his remarkable journey.
For 25 years, Robert served as a dedicated detective with the Kentucky State Police. His commitment to upholding justice and safeguarding his community was a testament to his character. His colleagues and the community he served respected him deeply for his tireless efforts in the pursuit of truth and justice.
In his personal life, Robert was a loving and devoted husband to his cherished wife, Rheta Benningfield Foster. Their enduring love was a source of inspiration, demonstrating the strength that comes from a lifetime of shared experiences and unwavering support for one another.
Robert's devotion extended to his children: Greg, Robbie (Caren), Chris (Eddie), and Willie (Tracey). He was a loving father, guiding and nurturing them through life's challenges, and his influence will continue to shape their journeys.
As a grandfather, Robert adored his grandchildren: Jake, Austin, Olivia, Kaleigh, and Dane. He was a source of wisdom, laughter, and love in their lives, creating cherished memories that will be treasured forever.
In recent years, Robert welcomed the newest generation into his family, his great-grandchild, Olen. His heart was filled with joy at the arrival of this precious addition to the family, and he embraced the role of a loving great-grandfather with open arms.
Robert was a beloved sibling to Mike, Terry, Karen, and Sharon. Their bond was strong, and the memories they created together will continue to be cherished by those who knew them. Robert is also survived by his mother, Ina, whom he loved dearly.
He is preceded in death by his father, Ed, and his brother, Gary, but their spirits live on in the hearts and memories of those who loved them.
Robert’s legacy is one of service, love, and family. He leaves behind a tapestry of cherished moments and a profound impact on the lives of those who had the privilege of knowing him. Though he may no longer be with us in person, his spirit and the love he shared will remain in our hearts forever.
A memorial service to celebrate Robert's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 21, at Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia, Ben Hadley officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation, in Robert's honor.