James Foster, 84, of Anna, died Sunday, May 20, 2018, at his home.
He was born on Dec. 17, 1933, in Wolf Lake, the son of George and Edith L. Rhodes Foster.
He married Maxine Burleson on Oct. 7, 1955, in Waco, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine Foster of Anna; a son, Terry (Denise) Foster of Jonesboro; a daughter, Debbie (Mike) McLane of Jonesboro; grandchildren Gretchin and J.D. Emrick, William, Jeffery and Freda Foster, Christopher and Michaella McLane; great-grandchildren Matthew McLane, Connor McLane, Kylee Campbell and Claira McLane; special caregiver Sherry Codner; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Donna Marr; and by two brothers-in-law, JD Burleson and Paul Marr.
He served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for CMS as a traveling mechanic for the State of Illinois.
He was a member of the Anna Moose Lodge and a life member of Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna.
Funeral services were at noon Wednesday, May 23, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.
Graveside military rites were conducted by Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna. Interment was in the Anna City Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455.
To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.