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Rick Foster

Rick Foster

Rick Foster, 62, of Mena, Arkansas, died on December 14, 2020 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

He was born on June 12, 1958 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Jerry and Wanda Foster.

If you met Rick for the first time, you instantly liked him. He made you feel comfortable, like an old friend. He was generous of himself, always thinking of and reaching out to others. Like his love for the Lord, he openly and unashamedly expressed a sincere warmth to all those around him. He was a loyal son to his parents for whom he cared deeply. He was a devoted employee who worked hard and was grateful for having a job with RCD Wearhouse that enabled him time to enjoy the things he loved. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed hunting with all his deer camp buddies, camping and laketime with his wife whom he lovingly referred to as “LynnBell”, family and cooking. He was known for his famous deer poppers. His fun loving and humorous personality made you just want to be around him.

Rick was a blessing to everyone who was fortunate enough to have known him and he made a little part of their world a better place. He will be terribly missed and forever remembered for being a good Christian man who loved God, family, and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn; sons, Sidney Foster and wife Amelia of Denver, Colorado, and Justin McKenzie of Hot Springs, Arkansas; brother, Stan Foster and wife Kandy, and Terry Foster; sisters, Shelia Hicks and husband Mike of Mineral Springs, Arkansas, and Charlotte Foster; sister-in-law, Gail Horn and husband Keith of Glenwood, Arkansas; father in law, Jesse Ramsey of Glenwood, Arkansas; a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, J.J. Ramsey; mother-in-law Bernice Ramsey.

Graveside service will be Friday, December 18, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Hillside Cemetery in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas with Bro. Steve Ellison officiating.

Visitation is general.

Pallbearers are Al Hadaway, Randy Pounds, Andy Brown, Clayton McMahon, Wayne Pate, Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson, Skip Smith, and Kevin Spurgin.

Honorary Pallbearers are Mena Regional ICU nursing staff, Salem Baptist Men’s Sunday School Class, and Rainbow Springs Hunting Club.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salem Baptist Church or Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.

Arrangements under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

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