John Monk

John P. Monk

NEWTON GROVE — Mr. John Paul Monk, 86, died at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton Grove with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Monk was born in Sampson County to the late W. J. Monk and the late Madge Darden Monk. As a member of the U.S. Army, he served in the occupation of Germany in WWII. After retiring from FASCO in Fayetteville, Mr. Monk and his wife returned to Newton Grove to live on his childhood farm.

Mr. Monk is survived by his beloved wife of more than 59 years, Frances Usher Monk of the home, and a sister, Rose Cilio of Morton Grove, Ill.

He was preceded in death by nine siblings, James "Brother," Joe, Phillip, Louise, Mildred, Pat, Elizabeth "Brownie," Alice, and Ellen. Additionally he is survived by sisters-in-law, Alma Barclay, Doris Monk, and Ellen Monk. He was a role model and father figure to his many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Monk was the great grandson of Archibald Monk, one of the founding fathers of Sampson County. During his retirement years, Mr. Monk spent many loving hours in the preservation and upkeep of the Archibald Monk House located in Weeks Park in Newton Grove.

The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, the Archibald Monk House or Our Lady of Guadalupe Ladies Altar Society.

Condolences may be made at

A Service of West & Dunn Funeral Home of Newton Grove.

Funeral Home

West and Dunn Funeral Home
503 Raleigh Street Newton Grove, NC 28366
(910) 594-1004

Published in The Sampson Independent from Sept. 13 to Sept. 14, 2013