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Larry Robert Foster

February 10, 1943


Larry Robert Foster, 78, of Centralia passed away Monday, April 26, 2021 at his home. He was born on February 10, 1943 in Salem. He married the love of his life, JoAnne Cooney on June 11, 1992 in Centralia and she survives in Centralia.

Along with his wife of 28 years, Joanne Foster, survivors include his beloved family, son, Larry Foster of Kentucky; step-son, John Huge of Odin; adopted son, Joseph Foster and wife Taylor of Mt. Vernon; siblings, Herb Foster and wife Thelma of Salem, Kathy Draper of Salem, and Connie Wood of California; special niece, Melissa Patton and husband Bobby; many other nieces and nephews; and cherished best friend, his dog, Buddy.

Larry was a loyal bus driver for over 30 years, driving for Beck Bus Service in Centralia and Salem Community High School. He valued hard work and was owner, operator of Larry’s Roofing and Siding. Larry grew bountiful vegetable gardens and made excellent meals from the fresh flavors of his garden. He enjoyed canning the vegetables from his garden to savor the flavors of summer all year long. Considered the life of the party by all those that knew him, Larry’s contagious personality brought laughter and good times where ever he went. He had amazing musical abilities and never picked up an instrument that he couldn’t play. Larry’s zest for life and fun way of making others happy will always be remembered.

Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is privileged to be assisting the family of Larry Foster with arrangements. A memorial service may be held at a future date by the family. Memorials may be made in Larry’s honor to the Family’s Wishes and will be accepted for the family at the funeral home in Centralia. Online condolences and memories of Larry may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page. 


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