Jack D. Foddrill

July 14, 1929 – April 8, 2021

Jack D. Foddrill, 91, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021, at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born July 14, 1929, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Ermal Foddrill and Elizabeth (Wilson) Foddrill. He married Catherine Flinn on December 31, 1949. Jack’s passing occurred one day after his beloved wife’s funeral service. Jack and Catherine were married 71 years. Jack was the full-time caregiver for Catherine for the past 5 years.

Jack was retired from management at Carpenter Body Works, having given 33 years to the company and co-workers he loved. Employed there as a very young man, he had great admiration and respect for the elder Mr. Ralph Carpenter, founder of the company. After retirement, Jack worked for several years at Bedford North Lawrence High School. Jack served on the North Lawrence Community Schools Board of Trustees for 8 years, including the period for school reorganization in the 1970s. He was a member of the Pinhook Church of Christ.

Jack was a great provider for his family, but always took plenty of time for camping trips and family vacations through the years. Jack and Catherine also traveled the country and beyond with best friends Bill and Mary Mattox.

Jack’s sport passion was basketball. He enjoyed high school basketball and was a faithful Indiana Pacers fan.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Jack includes two daughters, Becky (Steve) Skillman and Trudy (Jon) Wagner; two grandchildren, Aaron Skillman and Kelsey Watrol; two great-grandchildren, Annabella and Peter Watrol; and one sister, Rebekah Ryan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Sam and Larry Foddrill.

Funeral services will be Monday, April 12, 2021, at 12:00 noon at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Brother Paul Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow at Pinhook Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, April 12th, from 9:00 a.m. to the service hour at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the I.U. Health Hospice House.
The family requests those attending the visitation and services to wear masks.

Online condolences may be sent to www.FergusonLee.com.