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Charles E. (Chuck) Fouser, 63, environmentalist

Mr. Fouser was a business, civic, Christian Church, and environmental leader. He attended Lindsey Wilson College. His wife of 40 years, the former Nancy Moran of Columbia, KY, survives. The funeral service will be in Versailles, KY followed by burial in the Columbia Cemetery. Bro. Raymond Martin, Columbia, will officiate.
Central Kentucky businessman and environmentalist Charles E. (Chuck) Fouser, 63, President of Fouser Environmental Services in Versailles, Ky, died March 24, 2006, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY.

The funeral service will begin Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., at Clark Funeral Home, 241 Rose Hill, Versailles, KY 40383, with Bro. Raymond Martin, Columbia, KY, officiating. Burial will follow in Columbia City Cemetery, Columbia, KY. Grissom Funeral Home, Columbia, KY, is in charge of local arrangements.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 27, 2006, at Clark Funeral Home, 241 Rose Hill, Versailles, KY from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Mr. Fouser was born May 18th, 1942, in Charlotte, NC. He was the son of the late Charles E. Fouser and Jean F. Sorrick. The Fousers moved to Atwater, OH, in 1944, where Mr. Fouser grew up.

Attended Lindsey Wilson College

He attended Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY; the University of Wisconsin, and received a BS degree from David Lipscomb University.

During his senior year at David Lipscomb, Mr. Fouser became interested in ecology and environmental issues. He was first employed with A.W.A.R.E., Inc., in Nashville, TN. In 1976 he moved to Versailles and began work with T.M. Reagan, Inc., in Lexington.

Established Fouser Environmental Services

In 1989 he established Fouser Environmental Services, located in Versailles, KY.

In 2004, the company expanded and built a new Versailles facility on Camden, Avenue. The laboratory and consulting firm services industries, municipalities and other groups providing test services with water, waste water and soils throughout central Kentucky.

Served in 1st U.S. Medical Corps

Mr. Fouser was in the 1st U.S. Medical Corps from 1966-68. He served as a deacon at First Christian Church in Nashville, TN, as well as both Woodford Christian and Southland Christian Churches. He attended First Christian Church in Versalles.

Mr. Fouser was a member of the original Stadium Committee that was instrumental in the planning and construction of the Community Stadium in Versailles, KY. He was also interested in and supported the Woodford County Theatrical Arts Association.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Nancy Moran Fouser, and the following:
  • A daughter: Ellen (Michael) Gormley, Versailles, KY

  • Two sons: Ted Fouser and Ray Fouser, both of Lexington, KY

  • A granddaughter: Callie Ann Gormley, Versailles, KY

  • Two sisters: Mary Fouser, Boston, MA; and Belva (Eric) Baltzar, Palm Desert, CA

  • Three brothers: Thomas (Kathy) Fouser, Monrovia, CA; Dan Fouser, Akron, OH; and David (Pat) Fouser, Gainesville, OH

  • And two nephews, four nieces, and one great niece
Memorials suggested to environmental groups

Memorials are suggested to one's favorite environmental group: Nature Conversancy, Sierra Club, or World Wildlife Federation. Additional contributions to First Christian Church Building Fund, Versailles, KY.

Condolences may be made online at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles, KY

Grissom Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or

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