Joseph Ervin Foster

Age: 95
Address: Burnsville, North Carolina
Date of Death: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service

Details: Joseph Ervin Foster of Burnsville, passed away on Tuesday, April 22nd at Mountain Manor Assisted Living.
     A native of York, SC he was a son of the late John and Bessie Branch Foster and husband of 65 years to the late Stella L. Silva Foster.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Clara Mae Carroll and brothers: Marion and Harold Foster.  After serving his county as a radio engineer with the Merchant Marines, Joseph was owner and operator of his own restaurant, El Gordo’s, in St. Petersburg, FL where he served thousands including professional ball players and professional family members.  A resident of Scaly Mountain, NC since 1976 he served as a Parishioner at St. Helena’s Catholic Church and also as a choir member and lead singer.  Joseph also taught English for many years to Hispanic Immigrants.
     Surviving are his daughters: Teresa Foster of Burnsville and Felice Foster of Elon, NC; son, Justin Foster of Wilmington; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
     Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25th in the Roane Cemetery in Clayton, GA.
     The family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.
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