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1954 James 2023

James Thomas Foster

August 1, 1954 — August 20, 2023



James (Jimmy) Thomas Foster, a long term resident of Birmingham, Alabama, died at home on August 20th 2023 at 5pm at the age of 69.

Jimmy is survived by his wife Terry Foster, his three children Ryan (Ashley), Brianna and Nathan (Britney), his mother Mary Ellen, and his four siblings Bob (Debbie), Susan, Sharon and Teresa. He is predeceased by his father Rufus, and his sister Donna.

Jimmy was born in Lewisburg, Tennessee on August 1, 1954. He moved to Birmingham at the age of 18 where he worked as a computer analyst for Motion Industries for 38 years. Prior to that he worked at CARS Inc for 10 years where he met his wife Terry. On July 30, 1983 he married Terry and the two had three children together, Ryan, Brianna, and Nathan. Jimmy and Terry celebrated their 40th anniversary on July 30 as well as his 69th birthday on August 1st, several weeks before his passing on August 20th, 2023.

Jimmy was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved playing golf and was an avid University of Tennessee football fan. He enjoyed reading and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

A celebration-of-life service is scheduled for Saturday, September 9th at Hope Community Baptist Church (Formerly McElwain Baptist) at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Community, 4445 Montevallo Rd, Birmingham, AL 35213.


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Saturday, September 9, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm

Hope Community Baptist Church (Formerly McElwain Baptist)

4445 Montevallo Road, Birmingham, AL 35213

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