Francis “Sonny” Foley

Funeral services for Francis L. “Sonny” Foley 70, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Clinton Parkway Assembly of God Church (3200 W. Clinton Parkway Ct.) in Lawrence.  Burial will follow in the Hubbel Hill Cemetery west of Tonganoxie, KS.  He died on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born on March 20, 1941 in Lawrence, KS, the son of Joseph and Dorothy Holladay Foley. He had lived in the Lawrence area his entire life.

Francis graduated from Draughons College of Commerce Engineering and attended Pittsburg State University and the University of Kansas.

For over fifty years, he owned and operated Foley Construction Company, Inc. in Lawrence.

Francis was a member of the Kansas Thoroughbred Association and the American Quarter Horse Association.

He was married to Reta Williams Foley. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Greg and wife, Jackie Foley, of Lecompton, KS, a daughter, Debbie Foley, of Nixa, MO, a stepson, Kevin and wife, Keri Williams, of Tomball, TX, seven grandchildren; Kayla Foley, Kourtney Foley, Grant Williams, Grace Williams, Bobbie Pifer, Raven Pifer, and Tyler Pifer and two great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Beverly Virtue.

The family suggests memorials in his name to the American Cancer Society or to the Clinton Parkway Assembly of God Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

The family will greet friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at the mortuary in Lawrence.



10 Condolences

  1. Sarah & Gary Campbell on October 12, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Debbie & Family,
    I was sorry to read of Sonny’s passing. I will always remember his laugh and how entertaining he could be. I have some good stories, but not suitable for this page. He was a good man and Father. Sorry we can’t be there for you.
    Love Gary & Sarah

  2. Kathy Petesch on October 12, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I was sorry to hear from Paula Farmer Warriner this morning that Sonny passed away. My prayers go out to you Reta and all your family. Sonny was a great friend and I will miss him dearly. Love Kathy Petesch & Family

  3. Lisa Jennings and Phil Weaver on October 12, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Dearest Reta
    We are thinking of you at this difficult time. If there is anything you need at all please contact us. Stay strong and remember I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you Reta and may Sonny rest in peace.

  4. Pawnee County Conservation District on October 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Greg and Family;
    We were all saddened to hear of your loss. You are in the thoughts and prayers of everyone at the Pawnee County Conservation District. May God Bless you, and ease your pain through this hard time.

  5. Ryan Crain on October 12, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    I did not know sonny but my mom and step dad did and i was very sorry to hear of your loss. Reta you are in good hands with Ron and Kay.

  6. Todd Gibson on October 12, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Rita, Kevin, Greg, and Debbie . . . we were so saddened to hear of Sonny’s passing. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Todd & Rebecca Gibson

  7. Whitney Foley on October 13, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Rita- I am soo sorry to hear about Sonny. I love you all very much and I will see you soon. With much love and sympathy. Love Whitney and family

  8. Shirley R. Woodard on October 13, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I am so very sorry to read of Sonny’s passing.I’m here for you my dear cousin.I will see you Friday evening. Love you so much,Shirley

  9. Debbie and Art Feist on October 14, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Reta and family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sonny will be missed by everyone’s life that he touched.

  10. Lexie Engleman on October 14, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Reta and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. I am sorry I can not be there to celebrate his new life as I am Utah visiting my family. Let me know if there is anything I can do.

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