Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 4:00 pm
The Messenger, December 28, 2012
Completed arrangements are being announced for James Charles “Jim” Foster, 63, of Union City, who died at the home of his daughter, Heather Harrison of Union City, Dec. 23, 2012.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Gardner United Methodist Church in Weakley County, with the Rev. Franklin Gardner officiating. Burial will follow in Gardner Community Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at White-Ranson Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Carl Dill, Eugene Edmaiston, Steve Sedberry, Robert Baird, Robert Alford and John Baker. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Obion County Rescue Squad and Crewettes and Jim Grady, Bruce Grissom, Freddie Brasfield and Darrell Lowry.
The family requests that memorials be made to Obion County Rescue Squad, 304 Sunswept Drive, Union City, TN 38261.
He was born Dec. 30, 1948, in Savannah, son of the late J.W. and Martha Grace (Sibert) Foster. He married the former Linda K. Gardner on Sept. 30, 1979. She survives.
He was a retired employee of the former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., where he worked for 34 years, and was a member of Gardner United Methodist Church, where he had been a member of the board of trustees and had served on several committees.
He was a member of Obion County Rescue Squad for 34 years and was a unit director for 17 years. He was also Region 4 secretary for 14 years. An instructor for emergency vehicle drivers for many years, he was named Officer of the Year in 1995 and in 2011. He was also a First Responder for three years and was a member of the former Union City Lions Club for 17 years until it disbanded, as well as of the Savannah Jaycees.
He is survived by his wife; his daughter and son-in-law, Heather Dawn and Shelby Earl Harrison of Union City; his granddaughter, Samantha Kay Harrison of Union City; his step-granddaughter, Mikaela Elaine Harrison of Union City; his sister, Sharon Hughes of Lexington; two nephews; a niece; a great-nephew; and his aunt, Dorothy Foster of Savannah.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.