William E. ‘Monk’ Tarter, 98, of Monticello, passed away at 4:41 p.m., December 15, 2018 at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

Monk was born December 12, 1920 in Delmer, KY the son of John and Gertie Tarter. He married Ruie C. Baker. She passed away April 8, 2015.

Monk is survived by his children, G. Dean Tarter, Janet M. Burton, Paula Nixon, and Bruce Tarter; grandchildren, Rob, Amy, Ron, Corey, Derek, Emily, and Deb; great grandchildren, Samantha, Anthony, Nicholas, Zach and Kia. Great great grandchildren, Zoey, Ali, Owyn, Lilyn, and Onyx. Monk’s siblings included Willard, Ezra, Glenn, Velma, Silvia, and AlmaJean. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Monk was a retired janitor for the Monticello school district. Monk served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the NRA and his hobbies included auctions, cars, clocks and guns.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Bement Township Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Kirby Medical Center.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com.