Raymond Joseph Foster, 76, of Hambleton, WV, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at his home. Born on July 12, 1946, in Gouverneur, NY, he was the son of the late Clifford Foster and Anna (Hooley) Foster.
Raymond was a graduate of Edwards-Knox Memorial Central High School and pursued a career as a mechanic with Dominion Energy. He served in the United States Air Force, during the Vietnam War, as an aircraft mechanic. He was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Raymond enjoyed metal detecting, hunting and fishing, camping, playing cards, kayaking, and spending time with his family. He loved to travel and visited all 50 states. He especially enjoyed traveling to warmer destinations, like the beach.
He is survived by his children, Christina Wilfong and husband Brian of Hambleton, WV, and Joseph Foster of Parsons, WV; granddaughters, Daniele Pennington and husband Brandon of Hambleton, WV and Claire Foster of Japan; step-grandchild, Jessica Rhodes and husband Danny of Hambleton, WV; great-grandson, Jaxton Pennington; step-great-grandchildren, Damian and Delainey Rhodes; and sister, Maryann Burch of Montrose, WV.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his step-grandson, Kaleb Wilfong, and brother, Robert Foster.
In accordance with his wishes he was cremated and no services are scheduled. Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Memorial if desired may be made to WV Caring P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, WV 26520 in his memory.