Marc Emley Foster

June 24, 1946 – Feb. 18, 2019


Marc Emley Foster, 72, of Johns Creek, Georgia, passed away peacefully on President’s Day morning, Feb. 18, 2019.


He was born June 24, 1946, in Kansas City, Missouri to the late Charles Albert and Kathlyn (Emley) Foster. He married Lynn (Gudeman) Foster of Frankfurt, Indiana on March 20, 1982. They met in the United States Secret Service.


Foster grew up in Richmond, Missouri. He· graduated from Richmond High School in 1964, he attended Wentworth Military Academy and graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, a U.S. Secret Service agent, and an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During his time in the F.B.I., he studied Chinese at the Defense Language Institute. Later in life, he became a

private polygraph examiner and investigator.  He loved smoking a good cigar and drinking a

Samuel Adams while cooking or watching football.


Survivors include his wife; two sons, Charles Graham Foster of Macon, Georgia and Alexander Bryce Foster of Decatur, Georgia; one daughter, Katherine Beth Foster of Brooklyn, New York; one sister, Charlyn Beth Robinson; one brother-in-law, Larry Mac Robinson; one nephew, Marc Andrew Robinson; one great-nephew, Brady Mac Robinson, all of Excelsior Springs, Missouri; and one grandchild, due to Alexander and his wife, Kathleen Clare Goodwin, April 26, 2019.


A private family service was held Feb. 28, 2019 at Roswell Funeral Home, Roswell, Georgia. A police escort took Foster to his final resting place at the Georgia National Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers or donations, Foster’s family asks that the next time you are sharing a meal or drink with your loved ones, you raise a glass in honor of Marc.

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