PROMONTORY PARK — Rayburn Autry Foster, age 79,  died Sunday, March 15, 2009  at his home following a sudden illness.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, March 25, at 10 AM at the First Baptist Church in Marietta, Oklahoma.  His body was cremated under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Comanche.

He was born October 9, 1929 at Shady Dale, Oklahoma the son of the late Carl and Vera Foster.  He graduated high school and later graduated from Oklahoma A & M which is now Oklahoma University.  He taught Agriculture at Stephenville, Texas and later went into the ranching business in West Texas.  He had been a resident of Comanche County for the past two years.  He was a Baptist.

He is survived by a daughter, Linda Russell and her husband of Marietta, Oklahoma

Three grandchildren – Clayton Foster of Robert Lee,  Taylor Foster and Stepheny Nix both of North Richland Hills, sister, Joyce Burnett of Pittsburg, Kansas. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Foster.

Friends may sign the guestbook at

Published March 17, 2009

Stephenville Empire-Tribune