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403 North Austin Avenue
Lamesa, TX 79331
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Bennie Lee Foster

January 22, 1935 - April 21, 2018

Funeral services for Bennie Lee Foster, 83, of Flower Grove will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Lamesa Church of Christ. Randy Mathis of Ackerly Church of Christ will be officiating and Bennie Green of Big Spring assisting. Interment will follow at Ackerly Cemetery under the direction of Branon Funeral Home.

Bennie passed away April 21, 2018 in Lamesa, Texas surrounded by his family. He was born at home January 22, 1935 in Martin County, Texas to Ben and Pearl (Webb) Foster. He married Billie Cook April 25, 1957 in Flower Grove, Texas. They were married 60 years. He was raised in the Flower Grove community where he farmed and ranched. He served on the Flower Grove and Klondike School Boards. He also served on the Flower Grove Gin Board. In 1993, he was awarded "Outstanding Conservationist Farmer" in Martin County. He served as deacon and later as elder at Ackerly Church of Christ. Bennie enjoyed a good coyote hunt, camping and fishing, hunting arrowheads, making spurs and raising cattle. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Bennie is survived by his wife, Billie Foster of Ackerly; children Montie Foster and wife, Alison of Flower Grove and Chris Ann Foster of Lamesa; grandchildren, Chad Kennemer and wife Meagan, of Greenwood, Aubrey Thixton and husband Clay of Lamesa, April Kennemer of Lamesa and Audra Leonard and husband Ben of Greenwood; great grandchildren Tucker Thixton, Truett Thixton, Trenton Thixton, Jace DeLong, Jackson DeLong, Charlee Leonard, Foster Kennemer and two great grandsons due in August; sister Lillie Fay Seely of Lamesa; brothers Leo Foster of Duncan, Oklahoma, Jessie Foster of Odessa and Jimmie Foster of Midland and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, infant brother Webb Foster and brother G.A. Foster.

Family suggests memorials to New Mexico Christian Children's Home 1356 NM Road 236, Portales, NM 88130 or Cal Farley's Boys Ranch P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174. To send condolences online, please visit


Bennie Lee Foster
January 22, 1935 - April 21, 2018


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