Ralph "Jobo" Foster
Ralph Orlando Foster, Jr., better known as Jobo, age 85, of Marietta, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, at Macland Baptist Church, Powder Springs, with Dr. Richard Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Chattahoochee Baptist Church Cemetery, Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.
Jobo was born February 8, 1926, in Cobb County, Georgia. He attended school at Robert L. Osborne and was well known for his athletic abilities in baseball, basketball and softball. Jobo played minor league baseball in Shelby, NC, Eastman, GA, and Lakeland, FL. He later played baseball for Marietta City, and Atco Mill, and softball for the Lockheed Jetstars, a team that won several state championships. Jobo retired from Lockheed Aircraft Company in 1984 after 33 years of service. He was a member of Macland Baptist Church for over 30 years. Jobo loved his Lord, his family, his church, gospel music, and playing golf. He will be sorely missed.
Survivors include his wife and sweetheart of 67 years, Myra Lee McTyre Foster, Marietta; two sons, Rev. Johnny Jobo Foster & wife, Judy Kendall Foster, Marietta, and Rev. Jimmy Guy Foster, Talking Rock; two grandsons, John Kendall Foster & wife, Samantha Fonnegra Foster, Dallas, and Charter Edward Foster & wife, Leigh Smalley Foster, Kennesaw; great-grandchildren, Marlee Grace Foster, age 3, Brady Edward Foster, 20 months, and Knox Edward Foster, due to arrive in early February; sister in law, Beverly McTyre Stringfellow, Dumfries, VA; several nieces and nephews; numerous friends. Jobo was predeceased by a son, Eddy Lee Foster, and by his parents, Rev. Ralph & Florence Foster.
Flowers will be gratefully received, or you may make a donation in memory of Jobo to Macland Baptist Church, 3732 Macland Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home & Crematory, Marietta, is in charge of arrangements.