NEWPORT - William L. Foster, 88, died August 21, 2013 at the Veterans Administration hospital at Togus. \n\nHe was born September 14, 1924 in Lawrence, MA, the son of William and Evelyn (Ingman) Foster, Sr. Bill graduated from Woodbury High School in Salem, NH, Class of 1942, and served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II. \n\nAfter returning from the war he graduated from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, Class of 1950. \n\nHe was employed as an office and credit manager for W.T. Grant and Company in New England, and later, for all of the Midwest states. He and his wife Jean-Marie owned and operated the Ben Franklin Store in Dexter until their retirement. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Dexter Club, and a 25 year member of the Kiwanis.\n\nIn addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and his wife, James and Alice Foster, and their children, Brent and Cassidy, all of Newport; and a sister, Christine Meyerle of McCook, Nebraska.\n\nGraveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday at Riverside Cemetery, Newport, with the Rev. Laura Peckham officiating. \n\nMemorial donations be made to the Rev. Thomas and Marteile Benson Hospice Endowment Fund, the EMHS Foundation, P. O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931. \n\nArrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport.