Robert L. Foster


CHARLESTON, West Virginia

Robert L. Foster, 85, of Charleston, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House.

Robert had a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and was retired from Union Carbide with 42 years of service. After retirement, he served several years as an environmental lobbyist for Charles Ryan Associates.

He was a member of Charleston Baptist Temple and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Chemical Corps.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Hauser Foster; daughter, Katherine (Patrick) Leggett of Charleston; son, Mark (Leska) Foster of Culloden; and a grandchild, Andrew Foster.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nelda Foster.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Charleston Baptist Temple Sanctuary with the Rev. Dean Davidson and the Rev. Archie Snedegar officiating. Inurnment will follow at Baptist Temple Church Garden Columbarium.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service.

Memorials may be made to Charleston Baptist Temple, 209 Morris St., Charleston, W.Va. 25301 and/or Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd W. Charleston, West Virginia 25387.

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Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

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