Voy Wilks passed gracefully from this life March 14, 2010, at Hendrick Hospital, Abilene, Texas. He was eighty-nine years old. Voy was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-eight years, Myrtle Fenter Wilks, several grandchildren, and four of his six siblings. He is survived by his wife, Sue Wilks,; brother Kirby Wilks of Buda and sister Myrl McLean of Houston. Voy is also survived by his children: Beth Maynard of Rising Star; Ruth York and husband Joe of Cisco; Farris Wilks and wife Jo Ann of Cisco; Tovayah Nelms and husband Kerry of Bruceville; Dan Wilks and wife Staci of Cisco. He had forty-two grandchildren, forty-six great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Voy was born to William Wesley Whiteside Wilks and Erie Catharine Wilks on December 17, 1920 near Hedley, Donley County, Texas.
Voy Wilks was a long-term resident of Eastland County. He was instrumental in the establishment and growth of the Assembly of Yahweh, which he pastored for many years. In addition, he was a brick mason whose work is still evident in buildings throughout Texas and beyond. He has left a powerful legacy of faith, family, hard work, achievement, knowledge, and caring for others. He will be missed sorely.
A memorial service for Voy Wilks is scheduled for Wednesday, 3:00 p. m. at Assembly of Yahweh, ten miles south of Cisco, Texas. Directions are available at www.halleluyah.org . All friends and family are invited. Judge James King and Pastor John Robinson will officiate. Flowers and memorial gifts to the Voy Wilks Scholarship Fund, c/o Cisco High School, are appreciated.