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Obituaries

Jack Foulke

AUSTIN, Texas — Jack Foulke, 83, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, after a heroic battle in Austin, Texas.

Jack was born Feb. 12, 1935, in Canton, Ill., to the late Kenneth and Adna Foulke. He was the third of six children, Dan, Martha (deceased), Marilyn, David and Gib.

Jack married Catherine Thomas on June 14, 1957, and four children were born from this union. Jack leaves to cherish his memory his children, Jacque (Phil), Dan, Rob (Lisa) and John (Brian); four grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, siblings, cousins and friends.

Jack was in construction most of his adult life. Work took him, Katie and the family to Missouri, Kentucky, their home state of Illinois, and even took him over to Saudi Arabia. Their last move took them to Katy, Texas, in 1986, where they lived until moving to Austin earlier this year.

Jack was a self-taught and talented artist, producing many paintings over his lifetime that he shared with family and friends. He was also an avid car buff, collecting and restoring numerous antique autos … his favorite being anything with the Oldsmobile logo on it. Jack and Katie belonged to the Eastern Star and he was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner. He found a new passion later in life with his family at the YMCA in Katy, Texas, where he was known as the “Chairman”.

Jack Earl Foulke was a son, brother, father and friend and will be missed by many.

An internment service will be held at a later date in Sheffield.

Condolences may be sent to: Foulke Family, P.O. Box 757, Spicewood, TX 78669.

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