James W. Foster, 73, of Defiance, passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014, at the Toledo Hospital.
He was born the son of the late Victor W. Foster and Emma June (Fyock) Foster on June 13, 1941, in Ai, Ohio. James was a 1960 graduate of Fulton High School and retired from GM Central Foundry in 2000, where he worked as an iron pouring operator. On July 20, 1974, he married Rose Marie Wells, and she survives. He was a member of the UAW Local 211, Defiance Veteran Motor Car Club, International Edsel Club, Defiance Hospital Auxiliary, Silver King Tractor Club and Defiance Christian Church. James enjoyed touring with his antique cars and restoring antique tractors.
Along with his wife of 40 years, Rose, he is survived by his sons, James Ray and Charles Victor Foster; brother, Ray (Linda) Foster; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
James was preceded in death by his parents and two infant sons.
Friends will be received from 2-7 p.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 Ohio109 in Delta, where a funeral service celebrating James' life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Pastors James Dotson and George Shaver will be officiating. Interment will follow at Dutch Ridge Cemetery near Delta.
Those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to consider contributions to the Defiance Christian Church, 955 Standley Road, Defiance 43512; or a charity of the donor's choice in his memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com.