James E. Foster III was born in Oklahoma City on October 19, 1942 to James Jr. and Alice Foster. He passed away July 17, 2020 after a long hard battle fought against cancer. Jim graduated from Classen High School in 1960 and went on to attend college at OSU. He served in the Airforce from 1963 to 1967. Jim worked at DHS for the state for 31 years as a computer programmer, analyst and manager. He went to school to be a private investigator, security guard and police officer working for several lawyers through the years. He loved riding motorcycles and working with ABATE. He enjoyed working in the antique shop, The Cottage, with his wife, Pat. Jim loved collecting guns, postcards and Hummels. He and his wife Pat were avid travelers and toured the world for the last 44 years together. Jim was a long-time member of The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, where he sang in the choir for 44 years. He absolutely loved singing, and as a child, sang in various boys' choirs across Europe. James also sang with the Pope in Rome, four different times with the choir. Jim was also an avid OU football fan and attended sixty OU vs. Texas games, never missing one. We will remember Jim as a gentle loving man, who cared for everybody. Everyone knew James as "Gentleman Jim". He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers-in-law, Eddie Sigl and Bill Sigl and is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Pat Foster; his son, James E. Foster IV and his girlfriend Brook; sister, Joyce Dayton; brothers-in-law, Tom Sigl and Robert Sigl; and nieces and nephews along with numerous friends. Also, his best friend, Doug Friesen; who was like a brother and family. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Mercy Hospital, the Visiting Angels, and Encompass Home Health. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the choir at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Jim's honor.Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help with burial to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park.