December 16, 1931 ~ October 12, 2021

Born in: Habit, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

James R. “Jim” Foster, 89, of Owensboro. Kentucky passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Habit, Kentucky on December 16, 1931 to the late John and Mary Helen Wright Foster. Jim started working at the farm as a teenager, and went on to work at Honey Crust Bakery in 1948. After he served in the Army, Jim returned to Honey Crust and Colonial Bakery. Jim retired from Medley Distillery, in 1989. Jim was a member of the Baptist faith and an active member in the community. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a volunteer for Senior Community Center of Owensboro – Daviess County Meals on Wheels. In his free time, Jim enjoyed landscaping and gardening.

Along with his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Hurd Foster; and his brother, William E. Foster.

Jim is survived by his children, Alvis (Donna) Foster, Kevin Foster, Anita (Greg) Priest, Karen (Roger) Hudnall, Diane Hudnall and Steve (Belinda) Baird; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Joe (Betty) Foster.

Graveside services will be 1:00 pm Friday, October 15, 2021 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, with Brother Tim Hall officiating.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Foster. Share your messages of condolence with the family of James R. “Jim” Foster and sign his virtual guestbook by going to www.haleymcginnis.com


Graveside Service: October 15, 2021 12:00 am

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
5664 Highway 56
Owensboro, KY 42301


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  1. I am so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. I worked with him for over 5 years at the senior center. I can honestly say he is one of the best human beings I have ever met. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for all of your family.

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