We received word on the 24th Jan of his passing after battling COPD for over a year his final 4 days were in the hospital. We flew out Sunday morning for Paragould AR.. We are very sadden but also happy that he is not suffering anymore and knowing he is with the Lord. The services were very good and was attended by family and many friends who Bill worked fished and hunted with and presided over by the paster who Bill did many of the adventures with.Billy Jean Monk was more than a brother in law to me he was he was a close friend and folks often thought we were brothers and in our eyes and heart we were. Kathy was very brave and also very sadden as Bill and her were very close He will be very missed . He is survived by his wife Paulet son Matt,granddaughter Autumn,great grandson Jaden he was proceeded in death by his mother & father and his son Mark.
We flew back to AZ on Saturday and are back in Yuma for a month. Folks hug the ones you love have faith in God as you never know when you might lose them I know this, do what you can now as life is short Kathy and I are doing what we enjoy and I know Bill and Paulet planed to do the same but plans were cut short. RIP Billy Jean Monk as your are so loved and missed.