James Ridge Foster, of Welch, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012 in Welch, from injuries sustained during a hunting accident. He was 11 years old.

Ridge was born April 25, 2000 in Joplin, MO. His parents are James Robert J.R. and Denelle Foster of Welch, and Tammy (Osborn) Foster of Commerce. He was a 6th grade student at Welch Public School, where he was a member of the Rivals Football Team. He had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and showing pigs at the county fairs. Most of all, he enjoyed, just hangin out with his friends.

Ridge was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Warren Osborn and B.G. Brown; and his great-grandparents.

He is survived by his parents; 2 brothers, Tommy Campbell of Oklahoma City, OK and Taylor Eckles of Joplin, MO; 4 sisters, Tiffany Campbell of Southwest City, MO, Samantha Eckles, TiAnna Eckles, both of Welch, and Cheyenne Green of North Carolina; Paternal grandparents, Bob and Linda Colver of Welch, and Robert and Julie Foster of Cushing, OK, Maternal grandparents, Chester and Opal Holland of Commerce, and Ted and MaryAnn Ingram of Welch; 1 niece, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends and classmates.

There will be a visitation for family and friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Welch Civic Auditorium.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Welch Civic Auditorium. Robert Foster and Danny Showen will officiate. Kay Bowman-Harvey will officiate at Graveside.

Serving as pallbearers will be Wendell Osborn, Waylon Osborn, Stan Eller, Justin Miller, Logan Pendergraft, and Jamie Baker. Honorary pallbearers will be Taylor Eckles, Rusty Barrett, Tommy Campbell, Corey Green, and 2011 Rivals Football Team.

Interment at Welch Cemetery, Welch, OK.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Golden Rocket 4-H, Rivals Football Team, or Welch FFA c/o Thomas Funeral Home, P.O. Box 231, Welch, OK 74369

Services entrusted to Jim Thomas, Thomas Funeral Home, Welch, OK.