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Randall "Rann" Foster

May 28, 1921 ~ March 14, 2019 (age 97)
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Randall “Rann” Robert Foster, 97, of Winnsboro, SC, died Thursday, March 14, 2019, at his home. Born May 28, 1921, in Spartanburg County, SC, he was the son of the late William and Della Foster.

Rann was a devoted husband and father and was predeceased by his wife of 62 years Kate Seagle Foster.

As a World War II veteran, Rann fought in the Battle of Anzio in Italy as part of the US Fifth Army-First Armored Division. He was wounded and was awarded a Purple Heart. After the war, Rann enrolled in Clemson College and received a degree in Agricultural Education. He remained a devoted, die-hard Clemson Tiger for life!!!

Rann taught in the SC Public School system for 34 years. His passion was gardening and spent countless hours keeping his yard in pristine condition and supplying his friends and neighbors with fresh, homegrown vegetables. “Foster Tomatoes” were well-known throughout Fairfield County.


The Winnsboro Lions Club had Rann as an active member for over 50 years. He was named the South Carolina Lion of the Year for 2011-2012, and in April 2018 he was selected into the SC Lions Hall of Fame.

 Sion Presbyterian Church in Winnsboro was his family’s church, and he served as a deacon and elder.

Survivors are his sons Benjamin Robert Foster (Rita) of Lilburn, GA, and William Randall Foster (Jayne) of Winnsboro, SC; grandchildren Katherine Anne Potter (Andy) of Mount Pleasant, SC,  Mary Alice Foster of Austin, Texas, Brittany Marie McCorkle (Zack) of Rock Hill, SC, the late William Randall (Ry) Foster, Jr., Chris Oxner of Lexington, SC and Candace Oxner of Columbia, SC; great grandchildren Ryleigh Marie McCorkle, Katherine (Kate) Anne McCorkle and Foster James Potter.

The family thanks caregivers Edna Cunningham, Lilly Peay and Johnny Ray Peay for their kindness and assistance these last several months.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 16 at 2pm at Sion Presbyterian Cemetery, Garden St (between Washington and Liberty Streets), conducted by Reverend Rebekah Carpenter. The family will receive friends after the service by the graveside.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sion Presbyterian Church, 116 W. Washington Street, Winnsboro, SC 29180.

Pope Funeral Home is serving the Foster Family.

Donations may be made to:

Sion Presbyterian Church
116 W. Washington Street, Winnsboro SC 29180

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