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William Foster, Sr.

July 22, 1942 — October 1, 2020

William Foster, Sr.

William Foster, Sr. passed away on October 1, 2020.

Celebration of Life Services are as follows:

Visitation - Friday, October 16, 2020

10am - 7pm (Family will be present from 5pm until 7pm.)

Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home

3500 6th Ave. - Des Moines, Iowa 50313

Celebration of Life - Saturday, October 17, 2020


True Bible Baptist Church

4101 Amherst St. - Des Moines, Iowa 50313

*CDC guidelines will be followed with masks required during the Visitation and Celebration of Life. Social distancing is encouraged.

Mr. Foster's Celebration of Life Service will stream live from our Facebook page at Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home. The service will go live on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 1pm.

William Foster was born to John William Foster and Blanche Beulah Black on July 22, 1942, in Chester, Pennsylvania. He was raised by his stepfather, John "Willie B" Robinson. William was educated in the Chester, Pennsylvania School System where he would go on to graduate from Drake University with a Bachelors in Education on a basketball scholarship.

On December 3, 1976, in Des Moines, Iowa, William married Kathleen Stone. Together, they made their home in Des Moines and started their family. He was known as the disciplinarian of the family. He was firm but fair, and easy going until he had to be tough.

William loved anything sports! He enjoyed golfing, bowling and basketball. During high school, William was quite active in athletics and that carried over throughout his life. He was also active in the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Roadrunners Bowling Guild and the Royal Dukes Mens Club. He loved R&B music and liked to sing. William also enjoyed being outdoors and playing sports. William always prided himself on being well dressed as he was a shopper that had good taste.

On October 1, 2020, William transitioned from this earthly life to his eternal life. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Blanche Foster; siblings: Eric, Marvin, Brenda, Gloria, Denise and Julynne; and grandson, Todd.

Williams love and legacy will live through, his wife, Kathleen; children: Derrick, Doris, Bill, Jr. and Brian; siblings: Charles, Jerry, LaVera and Sandra; and grandchildren: Kehran, Rahsaan, Jalil, Jalin, LaChara, and Jackson; and faithful friends, Bo and Scooby, along with a host of extended family members and friends. Visitation

Friday, October 16, 2020

10:00am - 5:00pm

Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church

Visitation (with family present)

Friday, October 16, 2020

5:00 - 7:00pm

Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Starts at 1:00pm

Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home

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