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09/22/1933 - 02/09/2023



Thomas Leroy Foster (1933 to 2023) passed away peacefully at Haven Hospice in Lake City surrounded by loved ones. Tom was in the Navy and served in the Korean War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Tom spent lots of time involved with the Boy Scouts of America. Tom moved from South Florida to Lake City with his late wife, Marie, when they bought Ruppert’s Bakery. Tom and Marie spent 10 years making baked goods until they retired in 2014. Tom continued to sell his cookies and pies at the Farmer’s Market. Tom loved eagles, jigsaw puzzles, and everything Coca Cola. Tom loved and enjoyed his family despite being “tired, old, and grouchy”. Tom is survived by his children Thomas Foster, Jr., Douglas Foster, Kathleen Foster, Christopher (and Keri) Foster, and Krystal (and Brandon) Davis. He is also survived by his stepchildren Scott Melanson, Robin Risher, Karen (and Nathan) Thernes, and Denise Melanson along with lots of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Tom was a dedicated member of Church On The Way, 196 SE James Ave, Lake City, FL 32025.

Services will be held there at 5 pm on 4-22-23. Food will be served afterwards. Arrangements trusted to ICS CREMATION & FUNERAL HOME, 357 NW Wilks Lane Lake City, Florida 32055. 386-752-3436

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