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James E. Foster, 71, of Carlisle, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at his home.  He was born on June 16, 1946 on the Foster Farm to the late Ralph and Bertha (Miller) Foster of Carlisle and has been married to Lillie (Wetzel) Foster close to 50 years.

His early Big Spring days started by walking a mile to Locust Point, his one room school, where he learned The Village Blacksmith poem which he could still recite.

He worked at Maslands, Carlisle Tire and Rubber, M&S Construction (who built Western Village with a jail, Saloon and gunfights).  Jimmy also worked 32 years for Agway Energy driving transport from terminal to terminal.

He enjoyed camping, driving his 46 Willys in the mountain , Four-Wheeling at Tower City, snowmobiling in New York and Yellowstone, traveling all over the U.S., attending Rendezvous and going to Benezett to see the Elk.  He looked forward to buck season and packing his canvas sack full of snacks and coffee for the day.

He liked Kevin Wickard’s public sales and any flea market around, especially the Dairyland flea market near Bellville, always finding a treasure to bring home.  He also liked to sit at Foster’s Garage and talk to anyone who came through the door.  He liked the country fairs and organized several Foster Reunions.  James also liked watching his garden grow, cooking and canning anything that was ripe.

He attended Gods Missionary Church in Bloserville from time to time, since he was a young boy.

In addition to his wife, James is survived by his daughter, Carol and husband Jason Lindsay of York, S. Carolina, his son Daniel and wife Missy Foster of Carlisle and step-grandchildren; Zack, Jen, little Zane Orner and Brock Bull, all of Hays Grove, Newville.  Jimmy also has a sister, Shirley Deihl of Carlisle whom he phoned every day.  There are many nieces, nephews, an ocean of lifetime friends who called and visited thoughtfully and his favorite dog Flash.

James is predeceased by two brothers; Ralph Jr., baby Stephen, his beloved sister, Dorothy who died in 2014 and little Charlotte who died in 1983.

We want to thank Jimmy’s many friends, here at home and those out of state who called and talked about the good old days that made Jimmy’s days go by faster.  Also thanks for all the food, cards, prayers and many visits.  All of these kept Jimmy’s spirits up and going.  A special thanks to Tabitha- Tiffany and Dalton for their help this past year.

Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018 in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle with Pastor Ken Gordon officiating.  Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.  A viewing be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Visit www.Since1853.com to send condolences.

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Dear Lil and Family, Jimmy was a bright spot in our day when he came in the store and we will always remember the jokes, fun and laughter that followed. God bless you all and know he is with the Lord. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during your time of loss.

Keith Pomraning and the gang at Blue Mountain Blooms
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Our deepest sympathy to Lil and family. Jimmy will long be remembered by all who knew and loved him...a very special man!
I will always remember his recitation of The Village Blacksmith at one room school reunion. With thoughts and prayers.

Don and Pat Boyne
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Lilly, Carol, Danny and Family,  Very Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Tracy Wert-Miller
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Dear Lillie and family we are sadden by the news of Jimmies passing. He was a man with an easy smile, lived life to the fullest. We will miss him. He would want you not to grieve I'm sure.

Bill & Dar Brownawell
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Lil, Danny and Carol...hugs, thoughts and prayers. Jimmy will be greatly missed. He did his best to keep us all out of trouble while having a good time alongside us. We have many fond memories. Sending our love!

Clint and Heather Keller
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So sorry to hear Jimmy has passed away.  We both worked for Agway for almost 30 years.  Our remembrances and condolences to Lilly and the family. 
 
Chuck and Cindy Cook
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Dear Lillie
I was so sorry to hear about Jim. I've been praying for him for a long time as well as others at my church. I'm happy that you and Jim had all those years together! You, Carol and Danny are in my heart, thoughts and prayers. God bless!
Love
Carol

Carol Mansfield
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Our school reunion will not be the same. He will be missed. He was such a joy to be around. Prayers are  lifterd  up LIL for you and your family     
 
Hazel Garman
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 Lily, Carol and Danny
We are so sorry for your loss.
You are in our thoughts at this hard time.
I'm sure Jim will be missed by many. 
 
Deb and Doug Gast.
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Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.
Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
 
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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