Born in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Ralph and Rose Ruff Foster.
Surviving are two brothers, Johnnie Foster and Jack Foster, both of Mill Spring. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles and cousins.A private family service was held.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312.
An online guest register is available for signing at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.
McFarland Funeral Chapel of Tryon is in charge of arrangements.