William E. “Bill” Foulks, 79, of Monon passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at the Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis.
He was born on Monday, March 29, 1943, in Greenville, Mississippi, to the late Richard and Violet (Oakman) Foulks. On October 22, 1967, in Reynolds, he married Beverly A. Kesler; she survives.
Bill was raised in Monon and lived in Reynolds most of his life.
He was a 1962 graduate of the North White High School of Monon and went straight into the United States Marine Corp. Bill served from 1962 until 1967 during the Vietnam Era. He then went to work at the old White County Machine Shop of Monticello and Monon Trailer of Monon. After working at several fuel companies, he retired from the former Hicks Gas of Monticello in 1998.
Bill was a member of the VFW of Reynolds, where he was a Charter Member.
He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and restorer of street rods. Bill enjoyed camping and spending time with his family.
Surviving is his wife, Beverly A. Foulks of Monon; four sons, Timothy “Tim” (wife Sandra) Ezra of Brookston, William E. “Pete” (wife Kassi) Foulks of Wolcott, Joseph “Joe” (wife Janet) Foulks, and Linton “Lin” (wife Cathy) Foulks of Monon; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert (wife Melinda) Foulks of Monticello; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and friends.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Violet (Oakman) Foulks; one granddaughter, Heidi Foulks; and one brother, George Foulks.
A private family Graveside Service with Full Military Rites by the Monticello Veterans Honor Guard of Monticello, along with the Michael Walters Detachment 1411 Marines Corps League was at the Dobbins Cemetery in rural Wolcott on Friday, April 8, 2022.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the Monon Volunteer Fire Department, 103 East Third Street, Monon, Indiana, 47959.
Memorials may be given to the Monon Volunteer Fire Department of Monon. Envelopes will be available at the Monon Volunteer Fire Department of Monon or can be mailed to the Miller – Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. U.S. 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960.
Miller – Roscka Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family.