Myers-Reed Chapel

3729 25th Street, Columbus, IN


James Dudley Foulke

22 juillet 193214 juillet 2020

James Dudley Foulke, 87, of Columbus, IN, died July 14, 2020 at home surrounded by his two daughters and devoted Hospice nurse, Jessica. Jim was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 22, 1932 the son of the late Harlan and Hester Foulke. Jim attended Columbus High School and graduated from Indiana University in 1954. He married Janet Gwin on Nov 26, 1955. Following college, Jim served in the US Army as a 1st Lieutenant, was a proud veteran, and always made a point to thank anyone in uniform for their service. He spent 32 years in sales working for both Cosco, Inc. and Arvin Industries before retiring in 1988. In addition, he served on various boards in the community and in business. Jim was a life-long member of First United Methodist Church. Those close to Jim knew he was an avid IU sports fan, a fervent supporter of Columbus North athletics, and a proud member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Jim was preceded in death by his wife Janet Gwin Foulke, brother Doug Foulke and his parents. Survivors include daughters Julie (Gary) Pruitt of Columbus, In and Jennifer (Bob) Hicks of Zionsville, IN. Grandchildren, Carly (Kayla) Pruitt, Jenna Pruitt, Robert (Rachel) Hicks, Margaret Hicks and Charlie Hicks. Due to the current health crisis impacting the country, the immediate family will be having a private service to honor Jim’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to First United Methodist Church or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the family at www.Myers-Reed.com.


  • Julie (Gary) Pruitt, Daughter
  • Jennifer (Bob) Hicks, Daughter
  • Carly (Kayla) Pruitt, Grandchild
  • Jenna Pruitt, Grandchild
  • Robert (Rachel) Hicks, Grandchild
  • Margaret Hicks, Grandchild
  • Charlie Hicks, Grandchild
  • DONS

  • First United Methodist Church
  • Our Hospice of South Central Indiana


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James Dudley Foulke


Crister Cantrell

19 septembre , 2020

This is such sad news. I was a little boy when I knew your parents. They were our next door neighbors in Forest Park. We moved into the house after the Von Langs. Your parents were both very kind. My parents remember them fondly. They loved seeing us all together as a family playing basketball in the shared driveway.
I remember a fairly traumatic event (though now funny) where my mother encouraged me to give up my LEGO collection, as I was in middle school and it was time. I dutifully walked the LEGO suitcases over to your front door and Janet answered. She kindly collected them and I walked away. I was devastated but she was so sweet about it. Anyway, I’m so sorry for your loss. They will be missed!

Jay Beattey

18 septembre , 2020

Julie and Jennifer -

So sorry to learn of this news. Your dad was the best - which I'm sure I don't need to tell you.

He interviewed me prior to - and as a condition of - my initiation into Sigma Chi. To me - at the time - he was bigger than life - and I was terrified that I'd blow it somehow.

Please - please reach out to me if you plan to have a proper funeral or celebration of life at some point down the road. He has earned - and deserves the Sigma Chi White Rose ceremony - and I'd be honored to help put that together somehow.

My best to you both.

Missy Borkhardt

23 juillet , 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was such a kind, friendly man. We enjoyed talking sports and he always showed interest in my boys baseball and football. He would send me clippings from the paper with a note which I have kept in their scrapbooks. (Even though they play for the Orange and Brown across town;) I will miss him so much.
Praying for your family
Love, Missy Borkhardt
Watts Family Dentistry

Travis Walters

21 juillet , 2020

We first met Jim shortly after moving into to our home. When he introduced himself by yelling loudly across the median separating our houses, I knew right there and then that we had a good neighbor on our hands :). Over the next year or so, Jim took it upon himself to call and check in on us periodically and see how things were going. I always enjoyed those brief chats with him. Also, with the birth of our son, Jim appeared to be as excited as anyone to hear updates on his progress. To say it simply, we could not have asked for a better neighbor than Jim and believe he set an excellent example for how to be a model neighbor and genuine person in general. Our biggest regret in our relationship with Jim is that circumstances didn't permit us more time to get to know him as we're sure it would have been a rewarding relationship to cultivate.

Love and Prayers from the Walters
Travis, Audrey and Jack

Mary Lotz

20 juillet , 2020

I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was one of the kindest men I have ever known. I always enjoyed our conversations during his haircut , and learning some much about his life and his knowledge of Columbus. He will certainly be missed ,my condolence to the family

Kathy Roemmel

19 juillet , 2020

Sending my sincere condolences to the family.
Kathy Roemmel

Tommy Walker

19 juillet , 2020

My deepest condolences on the passing on of Mr. Foulke. I will surely miss him and sharing a box of popcorn with him at Columbus North athletic events. He always thanked me for service. I would like to thank him for his military and community service, especially supporting Special Olympics athletes. He is a gem.

peter orlich

18 juillet , 2020

Julie and Gary,
Sorry to hear the sad news. I enjoyed a lot of good times with your dad over the years. Take care and be well.

Kim and Jacob Taylor

18 juillet , 2020

My son Jacob was the manager for Columbus North Basketball for 4 years and your dad was always so kind to him and he would tease him. Whenever I would see Jim he would ask about Jacob and that was so appreciated.. Jim was a memorable guy and one of the good ones. I am sorry for your loss but know you have so many happy memories .
Kim Taylor

Steve Horn

17 juillet , 2020

Julie & Jennifer,
Please know that your dad (and mom) will always hold a special place in my heart. My memories of your dad range from when I was very young to recently (pre-covid), seeing him at St. Peters with Mr. Webb. He always had a familiar smile and a kind word to share with me - even sometimes a little ornery! He was a "guys guy" but loved his girls so much. He used to watch me like a hawk when I would ride my bike from Parkside to Forest Park and hang around your house!! When it came to dads (and moms) we all hit the jackpot! Peace, love, and comfort to you both. Steve