Franklin Eugene “Frank” Foster, 75, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City.
He was born January 6, 1947, in Pekin, Illinois, the son of the late Franklin Eugene “Gene” Foster and Elizabeth Louise (Ubben) Foster.
He was married in St. Louis on September 3, 1971, to Chanda Kay Lewis who preceded him in death on January 14, 2019.
Frank graduated from Pekin High School in 1965.
He then attended Shimer College in Mt. Carroll, Illinois where he graduated in three years with a B.A. in Social Sciences. Following his undergraduate studies, Frank then enrolled in law school at Washington University in St. Louis. Unfortunately, his legal studies were interrupted by the draft.
After serving in the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1971, Frank resumed law school.
Upon graduation he joined the Missouri Bar in 1974. He practiced law with a variety of corporations until 1978 when he became an attorney for the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) under the Missouri Department of Health.
Frank worked for the state until the mid nineties and then subsequently launched his own private practice, EMS Legal Services, where he continued to serve EMS and fire protection districts around the state until his passing.
Frank had a loving, generous spirit and was known for his self-deprecating humor and passion for life-long learning.
He is survived by his daughter, Rachelle (Bryan) Dunlap, Jefferson City; two grandsons, Foster Dunlap and Paul Dunlap; one brother Albert (Glenna) Foster, Fort Collins Colorado; two nieces, Jessica Foster-Geiger (Steve), Santa Rosa Valley, California, Sabrina Mantz (Bob), Fort Collins, Colorado; one brother-in-law, Kent Lewis, St. Louis, and many friends and colleagues around the state.
A private family ceremony will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Supporting Heroes, 11400 Decimal Dr., Suite 1002, Louisville, KY 40269.
Services entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City. trimblefunerals.com