James "Bill" W. Voils Jr., age 68 passed away Friday evening, September 6, 2013 at the Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. He was a resident of Brown County.
Bill was born in Casey County, KY on March 22, 1945 to the late, James W. and Margie B. (Luster) Voils Sr. He married Linda Diane (Dorris) Voils on July 8, 1964 in Beech Grove. Diane survives after 49 devoted years of marriage.
After receiving his HVAC Degree from IUPUI, he started to work as a Technician for Fieldhouse Refrigeration in Beech Grove from 1965 to 1980. In, 1980, Bill became the owner and operator of Voils Refrigeration in Brown County and retired in 1996.
At the age of 17, Bill was baptized at the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Zionsville. He enjoyed reading his Bible, playing on the church softball team and listening to country music. Bill loved spending time with his family and was known for being a storyteller and jokester. He also enjoyed the outdoors by working in his vegetable garden, fishing and squirrel hunting.
He is survived by his two loving daughters: Theresa (Jason) Dawson and Christy (Rob) Pruitt both of Brown County. Bill will be remembered by his siblings: Diane (Marvin) Tetrick, Jerry (Jean) Voils & Larry (Ruth) Voils all of Brown County, Judy (Paul) Ballard and Janet (Marty) Dalton of Whiteland; seven grandchildren: Robbie Sizemore & Heather (Tim) Hicks both of Manchester, KY, Maeghn & Billy Pruitt, Jordan, Jalen & Emma Dawson all of Brown County; three great grandchildren: Miley & Jacob Hicks and Ander Sizemore all of Manchester, KY.
He was preceded in death by one daughter: Jenny Sizemore; one son: James W. Voils III; one sister: Barbara Scott.
The Rev. Rex Voils will conduct a funeral service Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Bill to the New Life Community Church "Youth Group Fund" 1450 State Road 135, Nashville, IN 47448.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Voils family at www.meredith-clark.com .