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John Sidney Foster Sr., 83, of Gloucester, passed away on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016.

He was born at Flat Iron in Gloucester, and was the son of the late William Sidney and Martha Walker Foster. He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Ware Neck where he served as a deacon and the chairman of the deacon board and superintendent of Sunday School for a number of years. He was retired from Norton Food Co. where he was a salesman, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was also preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Joyce Ann Hudgins Foster; daughter, Judy McKinney; sisters, Barbara, Rachel, and Marie, and brother Carrol.

He is survived by his sons, John S. Foster II and his wife Pam, and Jerry L. Foster and his wife Vivian; a sister, Iris Mae Foster; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, from 6:30-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Beulah Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Following the interment, a reception will be held for the family at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 10487 Harcum Road, Gloucester, Va.

Memorial donations may be made to Beulah Baptist Church, P.O. Box 46, Ware Neck, Va. 23178.

Andrews Funeral Home & Crematory, Gloucester is in charge of arrangements.