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John Earl Foster

August 22, 1943 — October 29, 2020

John Earl Foster, age 77, of Morganton, Georgia, went to meet with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at his home. He was born on August 22, 1943, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to the late Glen Earl Foster and Edith Adams Foster.

John was a true champion for Fannin County and a legendary member of our community. He grew up in the small town of Morganton and opened a one-man real estate office in 1978. Home-grown foresight helped John realize the vast growth potential of North Georgia, to the extent that he devoted his life to help others reside and thrive in the peaceful atmosphere of the Appalachians. Many past clients credit John for his discreet direction in helping them make one of the best investments of their lives. He quietly helped many people throughout his lifetime, and his clients knew they could trust him and his word. As a successful real estate investor, builder, developer, and landlord, John authored the book "Big Bucks in Small Town Real Estate" in 2006. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and traveling. John is dearly loved and will be missed by his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Glen & Edith Foster, brothers, Robert and Billy Joe Foster, and grandchild Marissea Ive Bishop.

John leaves behind to cherish his memory: son, John Preston Foster; daughter, Joy Foster; brothers, Glen Foster and James Foster, sisters, Francella Payne; Nancy Mote and Lisa Mallari; grandchildren, Teristea Bishop; Mitchell Foster and Haley Foster; great-grandson, Oliver Lyle.

Visitation is scheduled at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 2 and Services will begin at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Lane Bishop officiating. Interment will follow in the Liberty Hill Methodist Church Cemetery with Marty Thomas, Nathan Foster, Kenneth Foster, John Arp, Justin Foster, and Andrew Siepp, serving as pallbearers.
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Monday, November 2, 2020

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Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge

3911 Appalachian Highway, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

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