Benjamin Jackson "Jack" Foster, 82, went to be with his Heavenly Father, July 8, 2010 following a period of declining health. Jack was born in McDowell County on April 28, 1929 and was the son of the late Benjamin Roscoe and Bernice Maybelle Bates Foster. He was a human resource director for several local companies including Coca-Cola WNC, Wamsutta Mills and United Peace Dye in Charleston, SC. Jack was active in the United Way, Western North Carolina Industries, Morganton Rotary Club, NCSHSAA, Human Resources of Burke, and various other community services. Jack was also a member of First Baptist Church, Morganton.Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Evelyn Marie Padgett Foster; his son, J. Bryan Foster and wife, Jaynie; his treasured grandchildren, Morgann and Tyler; cousins, Gladys Washburn and Junior Foster both of Marion; and his canine companion, Max.A celebration of life will be held at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 2010 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Thomas A. Bland, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service. A private family burial will be held at Padgett Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Drawer, 459, Morganton, NC 28680. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

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