Fritz Foster

Joseph Cleveland Foster II (Fritz) was born on October 5, 1925 in Pawnee, Texas to Joseph Cleveland Foster, Sr. and Rutilla Franklin Foster. His mother died in 1929 and the family soon moved to Kenedy.  Fritz graduated from Kenedy High School in 1947 after serving in the Merchant Marines during WWII.  In addition to farming and ranching, he was a well known merchant operating Foster Feed & Seed Co.  Fritz was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kenedy and also a member of the Masonic Lodge.  Fritz is preceded in death by his first wife, Jackie Timm Foster and his second wife Jamie Falvella Foster Smith; sisters Viola Fuqua and Mary Wheeler and a brother AT Foster. He is survived by daughter Kathleen Foster, and sons; Joseph C. Foster, III (Kay), Jeff Foster, and James Foster (Janet); and grandchildren, Jackie Foster, Preslie Foster, and Gunnar Janak; and great grandchild Finley Janak; sisters Manda B Reid and Arleene Ponton (Cliff).  A special thanks to Kim Davis of Spring, Texas for her love and support. A viewing will be held July 2 from 5:00 to 7:00 at Eckols. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Kenedy, Texas with Richard Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at the Kenedy Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Andrew Reid, Scott Ponton, Joel Ponton, Mike Newberry, Shelby Dupnik and Kody Kanak.