John ”Bill” Augustus, age 80, of Hopkinsville, passed away at 10:46 AM on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Continue Care in Madisonville, KY of natural causes. Funeral Services will be at 3:00 PM on Friday, June 8, 2018, at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home with Rev. Steve McVay officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00PM until 3:00 PM on Friday, June 8, 2018, at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home.
Mr. Augustus was born in Dennison, IL, on January 11, 1938, the son of the late John Edwards and Essie Madeline Sharp Augustus. He was a veteran in the US Marine Corp from 1956-1962. He was retired from Central Illinois Public Services where he was an electrician. Bill was a member of Saratoga United Methodist Church in Eddyville, KY. He was also a Mason. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Louise Calhoun Augustus in 2000; his daughter, Rose Mary Augustus; his step-son, Joe Farmer; his stepdaughter, Teresa Farmer, and his brother, James Roger Augustus.
Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Ann Hightower Augustus of Hopkinsville; his daughters, Linda L. Fulkerson and her husband, Victor of Henderson, KY, and Margaret Anderson of Henderson, KY; his step-daughter, Sherry Newcomb of Clarksville, TN; his brother, Max Augustus of Prescott, AZ; eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.