He was born July 8, 1932, in LaJunta, Colo., the son of Raymond William Foster, Sr. and Catherine Foster.
He graduated from LaJunta High School class of 1950.
He married MinniePearl Henjes on June 5, 1960, at Lamar, Colo. She preceded him in death on Oct. 4, 2010.
Raymond worked for the Sante Fe Railroad for 45 years as a Bridge and Builder Carpenter.
He was well known for his "temporary" carpentry work, much of which has lasted over 50 years.
He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Survivors include three sons, Wayne Foster and wife Mary, Fulton, Kan.; Leroy Foster, Fulton, Kan.; and Richard Foster, LaJunta, Colo.; one daughter, Laural Douglas, Fulton, Kan.; and husband Calvin, Lexington, Okla.
Also surviving are four grandchildren, Nina Brown, Deerfield, Kan.; Justin Douglas, Shilo, Ariz.; Crystal Douglas, Bay City, Mich.; and Kortney Douglas, United States Navy; and three great grandchildren, Sean Foster-Cooper, Christopher Foster, and Katherine Brown.
In addition to his wife MinniePearl, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty June Chambers and Vivian Roos, as well as his parents.
Rev. Stephen Sweyko will conduct graveside services for Raymond Foster, Jr. at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, in the West Liberty Cemetery, Fort Scott.
Memorials are suggested to the S.E.K. Humane Society and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, PO Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.