James R. Foster, age 81, of Huntsville, Aalbama passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at a local hospital. Mr. Foster was born in Huntsville, Alabama on June 12, 1935 to Herbert and Addie Foster. He served in the U.S. Army and worked as a machinist at Parker Hannifin. Mr. Foster was preceded in death by his parents Herbert and Addie Foster; brothers Earl Foster and Thiessen Foster; and sisters Mary Frye and Vivian Hammonds. He is survived by his wife Alice Foster; son Greg Foster (Lisa); daughters Carol Archer (Mark) and Julieann Foster Bonds (Steve); sisters Vera Allen (Harold), Eunice Dinsmore and Barbara Saufley (Short); grandchildren J.J. Foster (Candis), Richard Bonds, Jordin Lane (Steven), J Foster Bonds, Bobby Foster and Kai Bonds; great-grandchildren Tripp Lane and Jacob Foster and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 2-5 pm at 2121 Fairfax Street, Huntsville, Al 35811.