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BOB E. FOUST, SR.

Robert E. Foust, Sr., age 94 of Rocky Top, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2023 at his home. He was born on December 10, 1928 to the late Edward K. and Minnie Lee Bowman Foust in Anderson County. Bob was a member and deacon of Clinch River Baptist Church. He sang in the church choir and for many years participated in the Mission by Faith work crew. He was a member of the Coal Creek Masonic Lodge 492. Bob took pride in writing poetry and gardening. His greatest joy was sharing his words and his vegetables with family and friends. He was a true fisherman who could be found on the river below Norris Dam when the water was down. In his younger days he and his brothers, wherever they were working, would gather on opening day of trout season in the Tellico/Citico streams of Cherokee National Forest to see who could catch the biggest fish. He came out on top many times. He was a hardworking man who never understood the meaning of “vacation” but was always ready to tackle any project that needed to be done {even if it was something he had never done before}. He was quick to make friends and start up a conversation. Bob will be dearly missed by family and all those he called friend. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Lucille Braden Foust; daughter Barbara Gayle Lively and husband Vic Lively; brothers, Edward K. Foust, Jr., Warren K. Foust, Laurence E Foust and Walter Foust; sisters, Helen Holler, Ruthie Eloise Lopstitich, Marie Amerine, and Edna Lee Hyder. Grandchildren, Adam Payne, Jonathan Dustin Payne and Ashley Henning. Great grandchildren Drew Payne and Maleigha Henning. He is survived by: children, Robert “Butch” Foust, Jr., Michael Foust, and wife Debbie, and James “Chuck” Foust, and wife Delores. Loving Papaw of nine grandchildren, Amber Reese, and husband Bryan, Travis Foust, and wife Holly, Joshua Foust, and wife Kerri, Heather Holder, and husband Todd, Jessica Middleton, and husband Nic, Trevor Foust, Jason Lively and wife Jessica, and Melissa Lively Baker. There are seventeen great grandchildren. If you had the pleasure of meeting Bob you would never forget him. The family will receive friends at the Leach Family Funeral Home and Cremation on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 from 5-7pm with the funeral service to follow at 7pm with Robbie Leach, Travis Foust, and Darryl Arrender officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:30am on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 and will go in funeral procession to Leach Cemetery for an 11:00am graveside service. www.leachfamilyfuneralhome.com