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Randall Foster

June 21, 1947 — December 31, 2023

Oklahoma City

Randall Foster

 

Randall (Randy) W Foster, 76, was born June 21, 1947, in OKC, Oklahoma, to Lon Foster Jr. and Dorothy M. (Kingsen) Foster. He passed away peacefully on December 31, 2023, in Oklahoma City.

Randy grew up in Oklahoma City with his family, working for the family business Foster's Flowers. Some of his most fond days were spent working side by side with his beloved Uncle Woody at the greenhouses, taking on new tasks and adventures while learning about hard work and life lessons.

Randy graduated from Northwest Classen High School in 1965, where he excelled as a multi-sport athlete but was especially gifted as a football player being asked to play varsity as an eighth grader. He attended the University of Oklahoma and pledged Sigma Alpha Epsilon. While in school, he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Foster, on June 15, 1968, in Oklahoma City. They celebrated their 54th year of marriage before her passing in 2022. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in finance and marketing in 1969.

After graduating, Randy and Mary moved back to Oklahoma City to begin their careers. Randy went to work for the family business, Foster's Flowers and Gifts. He would make a career of it working the next 53 years for the business and the last 42 as the sole owner after accomplishing his goal of purchasing the store from his father. He had many other accomplishments throughout his career, growing to a second store in Edmond, growing the greenhouses into a wholesale operation, serving as the President of the Oklahoma Florist Association, a feat he shared with his grandfather, Lon Foster Sr., and many awards for being the best flower shop in the OKC metro. He worked until 2012, when he sold the business, ending the 92-year run of being family-owned and operated.

Randy and Mary moved to Edmond in 1980, making it their home to raise their two children, Kimberly (Kim) Ann and Randall (Rand) William II, until they graduated from Edmond Memorial. During those years, they enjoyed many wonderful times enjoying the kids' activities, volunteering with multiple organizations, the holidays, especially the annual Christmas Eve party, lake outings with the Sea-Doos, hanging out at the house, playing pool, watching movies, and getting in the hot tub.

Randy had many fun nicknames and things people called him, but his most fond was Pops, the name his grandchildren called him. The grandkids loved going to their Grandparent's house for adventures and trips to the neighborhood pool where Pops, sometimes called Popcorn, would throw them from one end to the next. He loved taking them to movies and attending their events to cheer them on.

Randy enjoyed a lot of activities in life, especially sporting events where he loved cheering on his teams, particularly the Sooners. He was a father figure to a lot of his kid's friends. He enjoyed being a big brother in Big Brothers Big Sisters, and if you feel inclined, please send a donation to this wonderful organization.

Randy was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary L. Foster, and his parents.

He is survived by his daughter, Kim Hall, and husband, Chris Hall of Benton, Arkansas; son, Rand Foster and wife, Jenna Foster of Oklahoma City; grandsons, Foster Hall and Blake Foster; granddaughter, London Hall; and Jessie, a dog who was so special to him and Mary.

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Monday, January 29, 2024

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