John V. Foster, 83, of Chipley, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at his home in Chipley. John was born in Chicago, Ill., on July 26, 1931 to Marie Jeanne and Vernon Foster. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a retired architect, an avid nurseryman, and journalist. He enjoyed reading and spending time on his computer. He was active in a number of organizations over the years, but in recent years enjoyed assisting the Chipley Library, partnering with the Chipley and Wausau Garden Clubs, and working with the Washington County Master Gardeners.
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He was preceded in death by his parents, along with his first wife and mother of his children, Ann Foster, and his second wife, Barbara Foster.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years Kathy Foster; a son, John Christopher (Jess) Foster of Erie, Co.; daughter, Vicki (Mike) Kelter of Green Cove Springs; son, Matthew Foster of Holmes County; step-daughter, Theresa McDonald (Tommy) of Chipley; step-son, Chris (Amy) Strawn of DeFuniak Springs; and grandchildren, Brie Weidmen, Kathryn (Luke) Strickland, Trey McDonald, John Tomkiewicz, Kaitlin McDonald, Christian Strawn, Chase Strawn and Ashton Strawn.
Family and friends were invited to a Celebration of Life Service held Sunday, July 19, 2014 at 4 p.m., at 1365 Watford Circle in Chipley. The family received friends immediately following the service until 6 p.m. Memorialization was by cremation with Obert Funeral Home handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, John's family requests donations be made to Covenant Hospice, Washington County Library, Chipley Garden Club or the Wausau Garden Club.
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Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on July 23, 2014