Funeral services for Mr. Gerald Monks, age 67, of Cookeville, formerly of Fayetteville will be conducted at 1 PM Thursday at Higgins Funeral Home with Charles Williamson and Bro. Paul Clayton officiating. Burial will follow in Medium Cemetery. Mr. Monks passed away Monday at his residence in Cookeville after a prolonged illness.
A son of the late Joseph Howard and Virginia Hopkins Monks, he was a native of Lincoln County. Mr. Monks was a long-time employee of the Lincoln County Bank and People’s Bank of Elk Valley in Fayetteville. He was active in the Tennessee Horseman’s Association and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Kaye Bigham Monks; two sons and daughters-in law, Kevin and Lisa Monks of Fayetteville, TN and Kim and Amanda Monks of Cookeville, TN; two sisters, Estelle Lacy of Manchester, TN, and Joan Shockley of Hazel Green, AL and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Clintelle Spray.
The family will receive friends from 5-9 PM Wednesday evening at Higgins Funeral Home.