Obituary for James W "Bill" Voils Jr

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James W "Bill" Voils Jr

March 22, 1945 - September 6, 2013

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 .

Information: 812-597-4670


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Born: March 22, 1945
Died: September 6, 2013

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Debbie VanderVeen posted on 1/1/00

I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts, prayers and love are with all of you Debbie


Karen Young-Stearley posted on 1/1/00

My deepest sympathy to the Voils family. Sending love, comfort and strength to you all. Love, Karen Young-Stearley


Jennifer Best posted on 1/1/00

I'm so sorry to hear about this loss to your family. He was much loved and will be fondly remembered by many. Love to you all, Jen


Norma Crouch posted on 1/1/00

May you find comfort in beautiful memories of times you spent together and God bless and take care of you . Thinking of you with deepest sympathy


Judy Ballard posted on 1/1/00

Rest in peace big brother I wii always love you. Sis


Linda Timbs-Allen posted on 1/1/00

I was there the day Billy and Diane left St Francis Hosp8ital to get married, Diane told me how much she cared for him and that she wanted to be married to him, when he walked through the door I met Billy for the first time, He promised me he would always take care of her, after 49 years I know he kept his promise, not to me but to Diane, I am so sad that time passes so quickly it seems like the blink of an eye, I still see the two of them walking out the door that day, two young people ready to conquer the world, and they did. I am so sad for all of you, but know that you all have lived a special moment in time. Good by Billy Love You Diane Linda