More detail on this person: It is with extreme sorrow and heavy hearts that the family of James E
Foster announces his unexpected passing at Penrose Memorial Hospital secondary to injuries suffered
in an automobile accident. Jim as many knew him and "Po" as his grandchildren lovingly called him
was a husband, mentor, dad, brother, and wonderful friend to those lucky enough to have had his
acquaintance.He was a proud retiree of the US Army and served bravely in Vietnam for two tours as a
helicopter pilot where he returned home as a wounded veteran. He reached the level of Lieutenant
Cornell before retiring after many years of service. As mentioned; Jim was a mentor not only to his
family, but to others looking to serve in the US Armed Forces. He was always available to offer both
advice and actual help when needed and served as a problem solver within our family.The world feels
a little less safe without him looking out for all of us.There are so many things to say about this
special man; he would probably want us to mention that he graduated from Tennessee Tech, worked for
Georgia Power for many years, but we think that his greatest accomplishment was his impact on all of
James was preceded in death by his brother Ronnie, his father Joseph, his mother Dorothy, and his son Scott. He is survived by his wife Barbara, three daughters, four sons, twenty three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service to honor Jim's life will be held on Saturday October 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the St. George Anglican Church, 217 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.
Inurnment will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
The family would appreciate in Jim's honor that any memorial gifts are made to The Wounded Warrior Program.
Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
This information was last updated 05/18/2016
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