Musical Farewell to a Friend, Bill Foster, this Saturday


Bill Foster, a resident of Mocksville, a Mocksville board member, and the owner of Foster Drugs, a pharmacy located in Mocksville, died at his home on Tuesday morning.

A musical farewell celebrating the life of Bill Foster will be conducted at 4:00 pm Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Brock Performing Arts Center. The family has requested casual attire only please. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be considered for the Bill Foster Scholarship Fund.

Serving All of Davie County
Bill was a true community servant and friend of all things Mocksville and Davie County.  He spent the last 24 years serving this community in an official capacity.  He served for 12 years as a Davie County Commissioner beginning in 1976.  He was elected to the Mocksville town board in 2001 and was serving his third 4 year term.  Bill’s motivation for public service was not one political party or another, his motivation was simply what was best for the future of Mocksville, Davie County and all of its citizens.

Hundreds of Good Jobs and Service with a Smile
Bill provided good jobs for hundreds and hundreds of very fortunate young people from across Davie County over the years.  Bill was the owner of Foster Drug Company in Mocksville for 39 years, including the early years with Bob Rauch as Foster Rauch Drug Company.

Working at Foster Drugs has always been one of the best jobs in town.  They are famous for the fastest, best, most professional home-town service with a smile from everyone who works there.  If someone comes to the door before the store is scheduled to open, as often as not, someone will open the door early rather than make a customer wait.  Years of being active in the community often resulted in calls at home after-hours from a worried parent or spouse.   Bill would meet them at the store and refill an important prescription or provide a required medical supply.  It seems as though the parking lot is always full of cars.  Foster Drug does have a drive-through window that lots of folks use, but many customers still choose to come inside for full-service  treatment and service with a smile.

Bill’s Friendship Ran Deep
Bill was an unsung hero, lending a helping hand in countless ways to countless families and individuals over the years when a burden had become too heavy.

Bill”s helping hands went beyond financial assistance.  He taught people to fish instead of giving them a fish.  This writer once got a helping hand from Bill… to meet an immediate need, and support with  a long-term solution.  Perhaps the best thing about getting a helping hand from Bill was his pride in your success afterwards.  Bill made everyone he knew proud to call him a friend.  Bill’s friendship ran deep.

Everyone will have an opportunity this Saturday to show our appreciation for Bill.  The Musical Farewell at the Brock Performing Arts center begins at 4:00 PM, Saturday, September 29th.

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