William Joseph ("Bull") Folks, Jr.

Born: Thu., Nov. 11, 1943
Died: Fri., Apr. 13, 2018


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 17, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 17, 2018
Location: G. J. Gonce Funeral Home, P.A.

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Wed., Apr. 18, 2018
Location: G. J. Gonce Funeral Home, P.A.

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William Joseph Folks, Jr., “Bull” age 74, a resident of Pasadena, passed at his home on April 13, 2018 after a six year illness.

He was born on November 11, 1943, in Baltimore, to the late Edna M. and William J. Folks, Sr. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1960, serving as a postal clerk, and finishing an overseas tour aboard the USS Wasp before his discharge in 1964. For more than 24 years he worked for Lauer’s Supermarket in charge of their maintenance and repairs. He was a member of AARP, and during his free time he enjoyed boating, fishing, and studying history.

Along with his parents, Bull is preceded in death by his grandson Reece Tolbert; and his brother in law Bob Carroll.

He is survived by his beloved wife Sharon A. Folks; his son William J. Folks, III; his sister Edna Carroll; his two stepdaughters: Tammy White and Jamie Davidson; his nephew Steve Carroll; his three nieces: Terry Theis, Kathy Gray, and Linda Ward; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Family requests friends visit on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM at the Gregory J. Gonce Funeral Home, 169 Riviera Drive, Pasadena. His funeral service will begin on Wednesday at 12 Noon at the funeral home. His burial will follow, with military honors, in Meadowridge Memorial Park. Feel free to express your condolences below.

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Jenna Ethier
   Posted Mon April 16, 2018
To the Family ,
I am so sorry to hear of your Loss . Bill was a great man & he will be missed by many .

Jenna Ethier & Michael Jacobs

Anthony Pizanis
   Posted Mon April 16, 2018

MOUNTAIN MEADOW PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Pasadena Burger King Managers and Crew.

Thoughts and Prayers to Mrs. Sharon and the family. We will miss you Mr. Bill. - Love Your Burger King Family

Courtney Dunham
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018

SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent by Courtney Dunham.

Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers, Billy. We are so sorry for your loss. ~Your BGE family (TEDS and former TEDS folks)

Jermaine Butler
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Baltimore Gas .

To the Folks Family. Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with you. ~ BGE

Harry & Ellen Rossbach
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018
Our sincere condolences to Sharon & Family. We have had the pleasure of knowing Bill for 8 years. He was a good neighbor and friend. Blessings and peace for comfort to face the days ahead. Loving memories to hold in your heart forever. Sincerely Harry & Ellen

Sara Bayat
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018
I am very sorry for you loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help during this difficult period. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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