Otha Cavin “Sonny” Foster Jr., 81, died Sunday, March 18, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
He was born on Sept. 5, 1930, in Houston to Otha Cavin and Benton Foster. He was a member of New Parkersburg Baptist Church and the American Legion. He was a Navy veteran having served his country during the Korean Conflict. He loved gospel music, fishing, Alabama Crimson Tide football, his children and his grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany with the Rev. Enoch Purvis officating. Internment will be at Wesley’s Chapel Cemetery in Houston with military honors. Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include wife, Mattie J. Foster of Blue Mountain; daughter, Debbie Camp (Tommy) of Coker, Ala.; two sons, Billy D. Foster (Patsy Smith) of New Albany and Tommy Foster (Pam) of Blue Mountain; brother, Jerry Davis Foster (Glenda) of Houston; one niece, Suzanne Foster Chilton (Alan) of Tupelo; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Scott Wilson, Ray Pickens, Alfred Steward, Lamar Frazier, Ray Huffman, Paul McAllister and Eric Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be American Legionnaires.
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.