Raymond Leo Foster, 73, of Jonesboro died May 25, 2003, at his home.
A native of Sheridan, Iowa, he had lived in the Williford community for over 30 years before moving to Jonesboro five years ago. He was retired from the steel construction business and was of the Baptist belief.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Wiles Foster of the home in Jonesboro; two daughters -- Sharon Leeper of Fayette, Iowa, and Paula Korney of Austin, Texas; five sons -- Gary Foster of Albuquerque, N.M., Larry Foster of Ojai, Calif., Sam Foster of Falmouth, Mass., Raymond Foster Jr. of Norfolk, Va., and Tracy Foster of Mobile, Ala.; a brother, Jerry Foster Sr. of Hopkinsville, Ky.; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son; a grandson; and two brothers.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro.