Below is a link to a pictorial memorial to John Foshee, one of the founders of the Birmingham Canoe Club, sent to us by Lamar Marshall. Following are arrangements for the service. Please note, in lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Birmingham Humane Society or Alabama Public Television.
John Hugh Foshee
Nov. 19, 1931 ~ Oct. 31, 2013
Mr. John Hugh Foshee, age 81, died Thursday October 31, 2013 at the home of his son in Greenville, Alabama.
Mr. Foshee was a life-long resident of Birmingham and grew up in the Central Park area where he attended Central Park Grammar School and later West End High School.
After stints as a delivery boy, motorcycle mechanic and several construction trade apprenticeships, he began attending night classes at UAB. This led him into the field of electrical design, a profession he continued until retirement.
Mr. Foshee was the author of some 300 published articles in various outdoor, trade and general interest magazines. He was also active in canoeing-teaching river (whitewater) canoeing in UAB Special Studies for 12 years and writing three books on the subject-one of which was the popular guide to Alabama canoeing waters: “Alabama Canoe Rides and Float Trips”. Mr. Foshee retired in 1985 and resumed his youthful interest in motorcycles specializing in rebuilding the old British Marque of BSA.
He is survived by son, John Greig Foshee (Harriett) of Greenville and one grandchild, Amanda Elizabeth Foshee of Birmingham.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Monday, November 4, 2013 at Elmwood Chapel, with services beginning at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.
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