Herbert W. Foote, father, portrait artist and World War II Veteran who served in combat with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific and later painted leaders of the elite Carlson Raiders with whom he served, passed away on June 22 , in Key West, his home for many years. Herbert, a gunnery sergeant in the Marine Corps, earned a Purple Heart while serving with the elite 4th Marine Raider Battalion. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, January 12, 1942, to Sept. 17, 1945. His overseas tour of duty included Guadalcanal, Tulagi, New Britain and Saipan. Mr. Foote was a distinguished portrait artist. His portraits of all four generals of the Marine Raiders of World War II hang at Marine Corps Headquarters in the “Raiders Hall of Fame” at Quantico, VA. Herbert also painted executives of major U.S. corporations over the years, as well as many prominent and colorful figures in Key West, where he resided for the past 13 years.
Herbert W. “Herb” Foote was the son of Arthur James Foote and Alice Weaver Foote, of Mamaroneck, NY. He is survived by his three children, Kristin Ann Foote, of Santa Barbara, California, Arthur James Foote and his wife Robin R. Foote of Greenwich, Conn., and Herbert Weaver Foote Jr. and his wife Katherine S. Foote, of Greewich; and four grandchildren, Morgan Jane Foote (daughter of James), Dylan S. Foote, Eric W. Foote and Kyle S. Foote (sons of Herb).
A Memorial Service was held in Key West offshore on June 28. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.