|Birth: ||Dec. 16, 1895|
|Death: ||Oct. 8, 1964|
Funeral services for Wilbern P. Foster, 68, well-known Jean resident, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church of Olney, with Rev. Erwin Reed, pastor, and Rev. Jerry Spears, pastor of the Jean Baptist Church, officiating.
Foster died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in Olney's Hamilton Hospital.
A native and life-long resident of Young County, Foster was born December 16, 1895, at Fort Belknap. He enlisted in the U.S. Army September 19, 1917, and was assigned to Company F, 143rd Infantry, 36th Division, and trained at Camp Bowie of Fort Worth until July of 1918.
Later in the same month, he embarked at Newport News, Va. for France. In early October he went on the Western Front lines in the Meuse Argonne offensive on the Aisne sector. In June of 1919 he returned to the United States, landing at Newport News after sailing from Brest, France. He was discharged at Camp Bowie June 14, 1919.
Foster, who was a farmer, is survived by one son, William J. Foster of Richardson; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Garret of Seymour and Mrs. J. O. Andrew of Olney; four brothers, Edgar of Fort Worth, Ray of Newcastle, Elbert of Graham and Ben of Fayetteville, Ark.; three sisters, Mrs. Ed Clark of Friona, Mrs. Lowell Ramsey of Elbert and Mrs. Doyle Davis of Newcastle; and six grandchildren.
William Ellis Foster (1869 - 1934)
Martha Janice CLIFTON Foster (1871 - 1929)
Marie Clements Youngblood Foster (1901 - 1964)*
Martha Dell Foster Andrew (1928 - 2009)*
Wilbern Pope Foster (1895 - 1964)
William Rhea Foster (1899 - 1981)*
Clemmie Clara Foster Davis (1906 - 2000)*
Elbert Clifton Foster (1910 - 1965)*
Created by: Searchers of our Past
Record added: Jan 20, 2010
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