James Foster | Obituary | The Huntsville Item

James Allen Foster

December 30, 1942 –
December 10, 2021

James Allen Foster handed away peacefully Friday, December tenth, 2021, after struggling a stroke in May 2020. Jim was born December thirtieth, 1942, in Elba, Alabama to Tommy & Dell Foster. He graduated highschool in 1960 and instantly joined the United States Air Force, graduating boot camp in San Antonio, TX. He married Joyce Mathis on September sixteenth, 1962, whereas stationed at Barkesdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, LA. Jim skilled to be a map-maker utilizing aerial reconnaissance to find & choose enemy areas because the Vietnam War escalated. After 5 years of service, the Fosters acquired orders for Clark AFB within the Philippines. The younger couple was quickly blessed to have a daughter, Sherry. By 1968 he returned to Barkesdale AFB; till transferring once more in 1970 to his ultimate responsibility station, March AFB in Moreno Valley, CA. At March, Jim laterally skilled with the Military Police, ultimately promoted to being accountable for all base safety. On June twentieth, 1980, after serving 20-years, he retired as a Master Sargent. Jim transitioned into civilian life by shifting to Houston, TX. Jim had been keen on Texas since his days in boot camp. He started work for an oil-industry analysis exploration agency known as TetraTech as a draftsman. In 1983 he accepted a place as lead laptop draftsman for one more agency known as Texas Eastern. Texas Eastern went by way of a number of buyouts and mergers changing into Panhandle Eastern and ultimately Duke Energy. Jim’s regular hand and management offered continuity to his employers throughout each new change. Jim’s life modified dramatically, following his divorce, when he married a feisty government secretary who he had initially met whereas working at TetraTech. James Foster and Judy Terrell had been married on Valentine’s Day, 1990; and two stepsons, Kelly & Todd Terrell had been added to his household. In 2000, after working within the private-sector for one more 20-years, Jim retired for a second time. That yr, Jim bought 40 acres of land in rural Huntsville, TX; then designed and constructed his & Judy’s dream dwelling by their non-public lake. In ‘retirement,’ Jim treasured his time serving on the native church that he & Judy joined; fishing, gardening; lending a hand with landscaping or garden mowing; and serving to others with laptop {hardware} or software program points. Jim & Judy beloved internet hosting buddies & family members. Jim was all the time keen to assist others in want; he was an excellent good friend, a loving father, a pricey husband, and a sort soul. He and Judy had been married 31 years; they’d a fantastic love story which they might inform anybody who would pay attention. Jim is preceded in loss of life by; his father & mom, Tommy & Dell Foster of Leeds, AL; his grandson, Caleb Wright of Cypress, TX; his 1st spouse, Joyce Mathis Foster of Houston, TX; his brother-in-law, Wayne Simmons of Leeds, AL; his stepson, Todd Terrell of Huntsville, TX; and his spouse, Judy Foster of Huntsville, TX. He is making ready a spot sooner or later for; his brother, Joe & spouse Judy Foster of Ohatchee, AL; his sister, Jean Simmons of Leeds, AL; his daughter, Sherry & husband Wade Wright of Cypress, TX; his stepson, Kelly & spouse Meredith Terrell of Woodbridge, NJ; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. a lot prolonged household; and quite a few buddies. A Memorial Service will likely be Saturday January 8, 2022, at 4:00 P.M. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home Huntsville.

Published on December 29, 2021


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