Robert ‘Chip’ Foster | 1946-2013

Published Saturday, September 7, 2013

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Robert “Chip” Foster

Memorial service for Robert “Chip” Foster, 66, of Cottondale is 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the First Baptist Church of Cottondale.

Chip died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family and his beloved dogs. His memorial will be attended by the North Texas Honor Guard, Patriot Guard Riders, Cottondale Volunteer Fire Department, Paradise Volunteer Fire Department and Dave Thiesing on bagpipes.

Chip was born Dec. 3, 1946, in Harlingen. He was a retired cabinet maker.

He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1970, including service in Vietnam in 1968-1969. He was a member of the Cottondale Volunteer Fire Department for 10 years.

He was a member of the Patriot Guard Riders for 10 years, and he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cottondale. He loved Harley-Davidson motorcycles, guns and all of God’s creatures. He was always ready to help anyone and anything when in need.

He is survived by his wife, Sherron ‘Red’ Foster; daughter Brooke Hall; son-in-law and best friend Scott Hall; adopted son Mike Bombonati and wife, Donna; daughter-in-law Leigh Angela Foster; grandsons Coleman James Foster and Mason Scott Hall; sister-in-law Joyce Cole and husband, Marvin Cole; niece Melissa Cole; grandniece Taylan Joyce Cole; nephew Phillip Cole and wife, Casey; grandnephew Cannon James Cole; and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and son Kirk Foster.

Memorials may be made to Cottondale Volunteer Fire Department, cancer research or your local humane society.

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