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William E. "Monk" Tarter

William E. "Monk" Tarter, 98, of Monticello passed away at 4:41 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 15, 2018) at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.


Monk was born Dec. 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; and great-grandchildren, Ali, Owyn, Lilyn, Zoey 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 from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Mackey-Wright Funeral Home,

Monticello. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at Bement Township Cemetery.


Memorial donations may be made to Kirby Medical Center. Condolences may be sent to the family at