|Birth: ||Nov. 15, 1933|
|Death: ||Apr. 11, 2011|
TAMMS -- Al Ray Foltz, 77, formerly of Tamms, died April 11, 2011, in Gracy Woods II in Austin, Texas.
Services will be at 4:30 p.m. in Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home Chapel in Pflugerville, Texas. Burial will be in Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery. Visitation will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Local announcement is by Crain Funeral Home of Tamms.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan on April 14, 2011
Al Ray Foltz
November 15, 1933 - April 11, 2011
Al Ray Foltz, age 77, entered into eternal rest on April 11, 2011 at Gracy Woods II in Austin, Texas after a long battle with frontal temporal dementia and aphasia.
Born in McClure, Illinois, Mr. Foltz lived in Tamms, Illinois through his youth and was a 1951 graduate of Thebes Township High School. He joined the Army after high school, and rose to the rank of Sergeant in the 188th Airborne Infantry Regiment and the 80th Airborne Battalion of the US Army during the Korean War, where he achieved the title of Senior Parachutist. After completing his active military service, he trained as a precision tool-and-die maker at Caterpillar Tractor Company in Illinois for eight years. He then worked at Union Carbide Corporation for 28 years, first in Paducah, Kentucky and then in Taft, Louisiana, rising to the position of Senior Machinery Specialist, Industrial Chemicals Division. He retired to Round Rock, Texas in 1992. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Round Rock, and a member of the Williamson County Genealogical Society.
Mr. Foltz was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Lee Foltz and Edith Riley Foltz, and three sisters, Janie Oberts, Edith McCormick, and Vergie Lipe McRaven. He is survived by his loving wife Karen Gill Foltz, daughter Lori Foltz Fabian, and stepdaughter Lee Tamplin Fuerst; twin sister Annabelle Lloyd and brothers Robert Lee Foltz and Virgil Eugene Foltz; sons-in-law Michael Fabian and Major Alex Fuerst, grandchildren Brianne Fabian Hershey, Caroline and Genevieve Fabian, Megan Barkdull, Matthew and Allison Fuerst; former wife Joyce Pirtle Foltz, mother-in-law Rose Fulkes Gill, brothers-in-law Jeffrey Gill and Robert Lloyd, sisters-in-law Norma Jean Wiseman Foltz and Joyce "Dimple" Newton Foltz, and numerous nieces and nephews.
During the years, he loved bowling, country western dancing, wood working, and gardening. He enjoyed selling barbecue wood, firewood, and garden tomatoes on Sam Bass Road as a hobby for several years. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff at Gracy Woods II, Lighthouse Hospice, and the Waco VA Medical Center, Building 11, for their kind and compassionate care.
A visitation will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville with funeral services to follow at 4:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment afterwards in Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery.
To share memories of Al with his family please visit www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com.
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Record added: Apr 14, 2011
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