Bobby Gray Foster

July 27, 1941 - August 27, 2023
Bobby Gray Foster

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Bobby Gray Foster, passed away on August 27, 2023, at the age of 82. Born on July 27, 1941, in Belhaven, North Carolina, Bobby lived a full and meaningful life dedicated to his work and loved ones.

Bobby spent his entire life as a commercial fisherman, navigating the waters with skill and determination. Additionally, he served as a Merchant Mariner, further showcasing his dedication to maritime pursuits. His work ethic and passion for his craft were evident to all who knew him.

Outside of his profession, Bobby found joy in simple pleasures. He had a green thumb and took great pride in his gardening endeavors. His love for good food was also well-known, and he savored every meal with enthusiasm and appreciation.

Bobby will be deeply missed by his surviving family and friends. He is preceded in death by his loving mother, Mamie Foster, and his father, Major Foster. Left to cherish his memory are his son, John Foster, brother, Carl Foster, and his sisters, Myra Foster and Miriam Foster. He is also survived by his cherished granddaughter, Krysten Foster.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday September 2, 2023 at Bayview Community Church, 201 Claredon Ave, Bath, NC. The Foster family is grateful for the support and condolences they have received during this difficult time. Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service of Washington, North Carolina, is honored to serve the Foster family and assist them in their time of need.

Bobby Gray Foster will forever be remembered for his hard work, his love for the sea, his green thumb, and his appreciation for good food. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his loved ones find solace in the memories they shared with him.

Memorial Service

Saturday, September 2, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bayview Community Church - Directions
Ormond Road,
Bath, NC 27808

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  • September 02, 2023
    Susan Cranford lit a candle:
    Lit since September 2, 2023 at 9:33:33 PM

  • August 31, 2023
    Herman and Benita Lagcher says:
    Our prayers are with the family now and always .

  • August 30, 2023
    Miriam Foster Guthrie says:
    Steps to Heaven We sit and talk of yesterday, not quite wrapped up and put away. We reminisce about people, who had to leave, had to part. sitting on the steps to Heaven, but still in our heart. Supper is on the table, I'll know you eat and run. We enjoy it anyway, see you tomorrow, it was fun. It was time to part, and we hoped we'd meet again. It wasn't in the cards, my brother, my friend. I will always remember you, and those times we did share. I wouldn't trade it for the world, the times when you were there. Now you're sitting on the steps to Heaven, now with those we'd speak of. Sitting on the steps to Heaven, with all those folks we do love. I hope one day, my brother, times again we'll share. Please wait for me on the steps to Heaven. Please wait until I get there.

  • August 30, 2023
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  • August 29, 2023
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  • August 29, 2023
    Deana Sullivan Foster says:
    I am going to miss you Bobby. I have so many memories I will cherish. You are at peace now.

  • August 29, 2023
    Sam says:
    So sorry to hear about your loss our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sam and Carol Willard

  • August 29, 2023
    Miriam Marshall lit a candle:
    Lit since August 29, 2023 at 8:02:59 AM

  • August 28, 2023
    Susie and Sammy Edwards says:
    Uncle Bobby, You are at peace now. You are loved by so many. And will be missed by every one Who knew you. John, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Call if you need me.

  • August 28, 2023
    Deana Sullivan Foster lit a candle:
    Lit since August 29, 2023 at 8:11:52 AM

  • August 28, 2023
    Gaye Harris Paul says:
    I met Bobby at River Trace. He was such a sweet person, fun to talk to, and I quickly became very fond of him. I am sure going to miss seeing that smiling face.