Robert Lee Foster, affectionately known as “Bobby,” passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020, with his family by his side.
Bobby was born on September 13, 1951, in Columbus, Ohio, where he graduated from East High School. He worked diligently as an auto mechanic and was a perfectionist in auto painting and autobody work throughout his lifetime here in Columbus.
Bobby had a contagious laugh and great sense of humor! He enjoyed watching all sports, but specifically the Ohio State Buckeyes! He also enjoyed shooting pool and lovingly cared for “Smokey,” his mother’s cat, for the last 10 years.
He was preceded in death by father, Leroy Foster; mother, Elsie Foster; brother, Linwood Foster; and sister, Delores Henderson.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory: sister, Emma Taylor; brothers, Jimmy Foster and David (Pamela) Foster; his children, Shannon (Robert) Prince, Syreeta Dowdy, Shaneice Dowdy, Robert Finch, Elisa Finch, and Donyea Payton; 14 grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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