Billy Ray "Bill" Monk (1935-2018)

April 21, 2018

Services for Mr. Billy Ray "Bill" Monk, 82, of Grand Saline are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at New Horizons Assembly of God in Grand Saline with Bro. Randy Fisher officiating under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Shields Cemetery.

Mr. Monk passed away April 13, 2018, in Grand Saline. He was born April 14, 1935, in Van Zandt County to Virgil Ray & Beaulah Mae Douthitt Monk. He served in the US Army and worked in construction. He had lived in Grand Saline for the last 50 years, was a member of New Horizon Assembly of God and was an avid domino player. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; Grandson, Kristopher Harmon; brother, Troy Monk, and nephews, Troyce Monk and James Monk.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Sonja Jean Monk of Grand Saline; two sons, Billy Raydon Monk and Raymond Douglas Monk, both of Grand Saline; five daughters, Naomi Escritt of Carson, Iowa, Dessie Schroeder of Huxley, Iowa, Tonya Buckner of San Angelo, Holly Monk of Garland and Renee Lewis of Illinois; two sisters, Linda Monk English of Seattle, Washington and Shirley Monk-Alvey of Grand Saline; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Monk, Haward Stone, Doyle Milliorn, Bobby Gene Jennings, Ronnie Monk, Mike Monk, James Hatcher, Billy Ray Guinn, Mickey Henson, and the "Old City Pharmacy Coffee Shop & Museum" crew.

Memorials may be made to Shields Cemetery Association.

The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church.



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