MAY 31, 1957 - JULY 30, 2006

Rick Lee Folks, 49, Humboldt, Kan., a former Osawatomie resident, died Sunday, July 30, 2006, in Mount Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg.

He was born in Paola on May 31, 1957, the son of Duane and Arlene Koontz Folks. He attended schools in Osawatomie and graduated in 1975 from Osawatomie High School.

He and Linda K. Voth were married Aug. 31, 1990, in Humboldt.

Mr. Folks was employed as a welder and truck driver for Young's Welding for 14 years. In 1989 he opened Central Auto Repair in Humboldt.

He was a member of the Baptist church.He was known for his honesty and was renowned for his auto painting and auto body work. He was awarded Best Automotive Painter on several occasions for the quality of his work. He helped many people with mechanical and auto body work, as well as restoration work.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Folks of the home; his parents, Duane and Arlene Folks of Eagle Rock, Mo.; two sons, Travis Folks and Chad Folks, both of Humboldt; four stepchildren, Stacie Haiduk of White Deer, Texas, Curtis Eitel of Pennsylvania, Julie Welsh of Enid, Okla., and James Eitel of West Virginia; a brother, Steve Folks of Osawatomie; a sister, Deanna Folks of Eagle Rock; and nine grandchildren.

Services were Wednesday in the First Baptist Church in Humboldt. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in his name to the church and left in care of Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel, 908 Central Humboldt, KS 66748.

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