NEW HAVEN — James E. Foulks, 85, of New Haven and formerly of Fort Wayne and Auburn, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018, at Kingston Residence of Fort Wayne.
He was born December 12, 1932, in Fort Wayne to the late Alva and Evelyn (Cartwright) Foulks.
Jim was a graduate of Elmhurst High School.
He married Marjorie Watkins on February 6, 1954, in Fort Wayne, and she survives in New Haven.
Jim worked as a barber in Waynedale and later sold barber supplies before going to work for Cooper Standard in Auburn for 20 years, retiring in 1987. In 1985, he purchased Tri-State Memorials in Auburn and served as president for 12 years until his retirement in 1996.
He was a member of the DeKalb County Bowling Association Hall of Fame. He also was a member of the Auburn Elks Lodge 1978 and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 566.
Jim enjoyed coaching little league basketball and baseball. He also enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening and landscaping and was an avid fan of IU Basketball and Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs Baseball.
Also surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Teresa Foulks of Auburn, Douglas and Karen Foulks of Wooster, Ohio, and Curtis and Jan Foulks of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Mackenzie Lee Foulks and Evan James Foulks; sister Mary Louise Pfleuger of Marengo, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Thomas Pfleuger.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn, with visitation from 10–11 a.m. Monday prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn.
Visitation also will be from 2–5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the DeKalb County Bowling Association Scholarship Program or Heart to Heart Hospice.