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  • Billy Dale Foster

    CRAINVILLE — Billy Dale Foster, 68, of Mulberry, Fla., and formerly of Crainville, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Fla. 

    Billy retired from the maintenance department at Alcoa, Inc. in Plant City, Fla. 

    Billy was a member of Crainville Baptist Church; attended Carterville High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. 

    Billy adored watching his great grandchildren play baseball, loved to fish, and just loved to be around people in general. 

    Billy was born on Nov. 10, 1946 in Herrin to William E. and Margie L. (Flora) Foster. 

    Billy was united in marriage with Donna Joyce Smith on Dec. 31, 1971 on the beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C. She preceded him in death on Jan. 18, 2015. 

    He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Patricia Watts, Kellie Mouton and Clifton Michael Bowers II; three grandsons, Kristopher, Kyle and JR.; several great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law Patricia Suzanne and Joel Boren of Charleston, Mo.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Preston Foster of Johnston City, Bob and Toni Foster of Herrin, and Timothy “Timmy” and LaDina Foster of Marion; and several nieces, nephews, and great and great-great-nieces and nephews. 

    He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Donna; parents; and a host of other close family members and friends. Celebration of Life services were on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at Crainville Baptist Church in Crainville. 

    Memorial contributions in memory of Billy D. Foster can be made to Crainville Baptist Church, 806 Marion St., Crainville, Ill., 62918. 

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