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Matthew David Monk

Greenville Herald Banner
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007

Matthew David Monk, 84, died Feb. 11, 2007, in the Veterans Hospital, Dallas. He had been ill for several weeks.

Mr. Monk was longtime resident of Greenville and was a World War II veteran who was a prisoner of war in Japan. He was also a Korean War veteran and was awarded the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Jo; sons Wayne Monk of Garland, Jerry Phillip Monk of Union Valley, and Mitchell Monk of Greenville; two daughters, Sharon Banks of Merit and Chandler Donaldson of Greenville; brothers Samuel Monk of El Paso and J.R. Monk of Greenville; a sister, Wanda Buck of Allen; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

His parents, Grover and Laura Penney Monk; his wife, Geraldine Blake Monk; brothers Gene Monk, Arnold Monk, Willard Monk, and Timothy Monk; and a sister, Viola Bates, preceded him in death.

Mr. Monk’s funeral is scheduled at 3 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel, 5100 Interstate 30, with Rev. Danny Gandy officiating. Burial follows in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Nathan Banks, Jimmy McGee, Robert McGee, Pat Mackey, Chris Monk and David Whitlock.

Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay

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