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Billy J. Foshee

Billy J. Foshee, of Markle passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at his residence. He was 71 years old.  

He was a graduate of Kirby High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Billy ran Foshee Body Shop for

45 years. He taught karate for 20 years. He loved riding his Harley and enjoyed playing the guitar and was in the band “Laced with Grace”. Foshee was a family man, he loved his family and was their rock. He was known for giving the neighborhood kids mints. He was a member of Markle United Methodist Church, VFW Post 2689 and American Legion Post 85.

Foshee was born on April 7, 1951, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Billy J. and Frances L. (Wisener)

Foshee. He was united in marriage to Cynthia Denton on March 9, 1974, in Huntington. Cynthia survives.

Additional survivors include three sons, Joshua (Dawn) Foshee of Roanoke, Joseph (Marilyn Cook) Foshee of Zanesville, Jamie Cowart of Alaska; his mother, Laverne Shenefield of Huntington; three sisters, Regina (Steve) Holton, Darlene (Charlie) Fox, Mary Ann (Alex) Hollingshead; four brothers, Larry (Carla) Foshee, Mark (Pam) Foshee, Kent (Val) Shenefield, Mike Shenefield; eight grandchildren, Ashlee (Justin) Garrison of Markle, Noah Foshee of Monterey, CA, Cooper Foshee of Huntington, Jansen Cowart of Utah, Trevor Helbert of Ft. Wayne, Cohl Lothumer of Ft. Wayne, Persais Griffith of Roanoke, Alaiyah Punzel of Roanoke and a great grandchild, Stella Garrison.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Foshee, his stepfather, Fred Shenefield and two sisters, Phyllis Foshee and Kim Foshee.

There will be no services.

Memorial donations can be made out to American Legion Post 85 in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.

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