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Johnny Foster

May 10, 1956 ~ December 3, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Johnny Foster Obituary

Johnny Foster, 67, of White Hall, formerly of Hamburg, died Sunday, December 3, 2023, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Mr. Foster was a native of Bastrop, Louisiana, a resident of White Hall for the past 20 years, a former resident of Bastrop for 10 years, and Hamburg for 37 years. He was a 1975 graduate of Hamburg High School, a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, and was baptized in Peacocks Pond. He was a salesman at Core & Main, having retired in 2022 after 20 years of service. When he lived in Hamburg, Mr. Foster worked for the Hamburg Water Department for many years and was a retired Captain for the Hamburg Fire Department. He also was an Emergency Medical Technician with the ambulance service and was involved with the Hamburg Search and Rescue Unit. Mr. Foster was a 32nd degree Mason, a Worshipful Master, and a member of the Pine Bluff Masonic Lodge #69. He enjoyed working in his garden, canning vegetables, and fishing. He was an avid hunter and loved spending time with his family and friends going camping.

He is preceded in death by a daughter, Seleta Kay Foster in 2022; his mother and step-father, Sue White and Mack Robinson; his father and step-mother, Howard and Barbara Stell Foster; his brother, James “Jimmy” Foster; and a step-brother, Hank Stell.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Kathy Rhoden Foster of White Hall; a daughter, Becky Foster; a brother, Joe Foster; a step-brother, Jimmy Stell and wife, Pam, all of Hamburg; a step-sister, Patricia Miller and husband, James, of Crossett; a grandson, Justin Foster and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services are 2 p.m., Thursday, December 7, 2023, at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Bro. Buddy Kinney officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jeff Foster, Jonathon White, Reed Gandy, James Gregory, Gary Farrar, and Eric Lemon. Honorary pallbearers are Ben Larkin White and the members of the Hamburg Fire Department. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852. 

Visitation will be 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

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December 6, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home
302 E. Lincoln Street
Hamburg, AR 71646

Funeral Service
December 7, 2023

2:00 PM
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
Ashley Road 189
Portland, AR 71646


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