The Washington Times-Herald

July 8, 2013

Ernest Fawks

April 3, 1958 - July 6, 2013

Washington Times-Herald

ALFORDSVILLE — Ernest L. Fawks, 55, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at his residence. Born April 3, 1958, in Huntingburg, he was the son of Edward Sr. and Carol (Wipking) Fawks. He was a member of the Washington Church of Christ. He was an outdoorsman and loved arrowhead hunting and fishing with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Becky (Edwards) Fawks; three daughters, Rachael (Nathan) Leighty of Petersburg, Tessa Fawks of Washington, and Katelyn Fawks of Wichita Falls, Texas; two sons, Ernest Fawks Jr. of Huntingburg, and Cody Fawks of Alfordsville; four sisters, Deb Sitzman and Julie Powell, both of Huntingburg, Brenda Thomas of Dale, and Lori Petry of Dubois; three brothers, Edward Fawks Jr. of Tell City, Larry Fawks of Jasper, and Mike “Chub” Fawks of Dubois; and nine grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Aylah Dale Gibbs Fawks. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ed Lee Mortuary, with Bro. Jack Neighbors officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Reeve Township. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to Gentiva Hospice Foundation, 7801 Mesquite Bend Dr. Suite 105, Irving, TX 75063. Condolences may be sent online at