John Lee Monks, 81, of Fayetteville, passed away on Thursday (Sept. 12, 2019). He was born on Aug. 10, 1938 in Lincoln County to the late Philip Edward Monks and Ruby Isabelle Rogers Monks. He worked as a brick mason and dairy farmer. Mr. Monks was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of Park City Church of Christ. He was a UT Vols fan, and he loved his nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Rebecca Shrum and Marie Medley. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Ann Monks; sister, Rachel (Ben) Rutledge; brothers, Rogers (Patricia) Monks and Mark (Brenda) Monks, all of Fayetteville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. in Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Paul Clayton officiating. Visitation is Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.

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