James Edward (“Ed” or ‘Eddie’) Foster, 61, formerly of Ravenswood, passed away in his sleep on September 23, 2019 at Hospice House in Charleston, WV after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on January 4th, 1958 at Thomas Hospital to James Richard (“Dick”) Foster and Mary Anne Miller Foster of Ravenswood, WV.

Ed graduated from Ravenswood High School with the Class of 1976 and he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a carpenter and had worked at GS of WV. 

He was preceded in death by his mother.  In addition to his father, he is survived by his daughter Melissa Bailey (Jeremy) of Parkersburg; his son James Foster (“Jimmy”) of Charleston; and his grandson James Ryan Myers (Jeremy and Melissa) of Parkersburg.

Ed was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Charleston where he served in general and men’s ministries leadership. He enjoyed riding and working on motorcycles, music, church, football, comedy and coffee.

Donations in his memory may be directed to the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1401 W. Washington Street, Charleston, WV 25312