James Wayne Foster died Dec. 11, 2012, at the age of 92.
Mr. Foster was a resident of North Fork for more than 50 years.
He was born Oct. 31, 1920 in Virden, N.M.
Mr. Foster was a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy and Merchant Marines.
He was a commercial transport owner/operator for more than 50 years, and a real estate agent/broker.
Mr. Foster served for many years with the Madera County Sheriff's Posse, Search and Rescue.
He served as a member, deacon and teacher at the Assembly of God Church.
Mr. Foster is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, three sisters, and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Cherished Memories Memorial Chapel, located at 3000 E. Tulare Street, Fresno.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for his name to be inscribed on the Veterans "Wall of Honor" at the VA Hospital in Fresno, and can be sent to: c/o James Foster, P.O. Box 394, North Fork, 93643.