Robert "Bob" Foit, age 71, of West, passed away Wednesday
morning, September 14, 2005 at his residence.
services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday at West Brethren
Cemetery with the Rev. Curtis Holland officiating. Military
Honors will be conducted by V.F.W. Post No. 4819. The family
will receive visitors from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the
Mr. Foit was born November 3, 1933 in
West, the son of Joseph and Carrie (Horak) Foit. He attended
West schools and graduated from West High School in 1952. He
then entered the United States Army serving during the Korean
Conflict. Upon his return he continued his education by
receiving a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the
University of Texas in Arlington. While working as a civil
engineer for Shell Oil Company he lived in Iran and Saigon,
Vietnam. He then became a certified plant engineer for Boeing
International serving in Saudi Arabia for several years. Prior
to his retirement in 2000, he worked for Boeing Corporate
Office in Irving, Texas for many years. Bob enjoyed studying
nature, genealogy, and family history. He also was an avid
bird watcher and traveled all over the world. Bob was a
lifetime member of the West Brethren Church. He was also a
member of S.P.J.S.T. Lodge No. 54 and V.F.W. Post No.
His parents; two brothers, Joe R. Foit and
William Foit; and two sisters, Lillian Fojt and Helen Kudelka;
all preceded him in death.
Survivors include three
sisters, Polly Barton and Anna Ruth Lovecky, both of West, and
Dorothy Schovajsa of Inez; and sister-in-law, Doris Foit of
West; a cousin and close friend, Virgil Owen; many loving
nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews; and several other
Memorials may be made to West Brethren
Church Family Life Center.
Aderhold Funeral Home, West,