William F. "Bill" Foster II, 41 - Charleston

William F. "Bill" Foster II of Charleston, West Virginia, peacefully departed this life for his heavenly home on Thursday, February 16, 2012.

Bill was born February 25, 1970, the son of Sandra Foster, presently of Charleston, and William "Bill" Foster and wife Tammy of Glenville, West Virginia.

He leaves behind thousands of mourning relatives and friends who loved, valued and cherished him. These include Amy Adamson, his lifelong companion and love of his life; his aunt Dr. Carol Foster and her two daughters, Jennifer and Melissa Head. Jennifer and Melissa were loved and cared for by Bill and were as close and dear to him as if they were his children. Grieving in their own way are his two little beloved dogs, Becca and Buckeye (Little Man). Bill's grandparents include Lorraine Marshall of Ripley, West Virginia, Bud Foster of Glenville and Sebert and Clara Lucas who greeted him in Heaven. Also grieving this loss are Bob and Judy Jones of Sand Fork, West Virginia, Dallas and Charlotte Igo of Glenville, Calvin and Helen Lucas of Spencer, West Virginia, and hundreds of cousins across the state and nation.

Bill loved the Lord Jesus Christ as was evident by his Facebook posts and the many tributes that are presently being paid to him through this medium. Bill was saved and baptized when he was seven years old and attended church wherever he lived, in college and law school, and at his passing was a member of River Ridge Church, Charleston.

Bill was a graduate of Gilmer County High School, Shepherd University and West Virginia University College of Law. He also attended Downing College at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. He was admitted to the West Virginia State and Federal Bars in 1995 and began practicing law with the law firm of Jacobson, Maynard & Tuschman and served as a partner in the Kay, Casto & Chaney law firm for five years before starting The Foster Law Firm in Charleston.

Bill possessed extensive medical legal knowledge and was adept at handling medical litigation matters. His clients knew he cared for them in a very professional and personal manner. He was a member of many fraternal and legal organizations and proudly served on various community organizations including the Board of Directors for Covenant House, Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center, and Charleston ArtWalk. He served on the Corporate Relations Committee for the Clay Center for the Arts and Science. Bill was also an avid West Virginia University football and basketball fan.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Sand Fork Baptist Church, Friday, February 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Bryan Groves and Pastor Ben Tuel officiating. Burial will follow in the Sand Fork Cemetery, Sand Fork, West Virginia. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Charleston Humane Association, 1248 Greenbrier St. Charleston WV 25301, or Young Life Ministries, P.O. Box 533, Morgantown, WV 26507.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of William F. Foster II with arrangements.