He was born the son of General Floyd Fouse and Willie May Davis Fouse in Cumby, TX on July 3, 1933. William worked as a feed mixer for the Feed Mill before retiring. He was married to Wilma Lois Mills on October 5, 1958 in Hopkins County. She preceded him in death.
Survivors include: daughters: Virginia Davis and husband, Marvin of Paris, Kitty Goldsmith and husband, Johnny of Sulphur Springs, Loretta Caldwell of Paris and Tina Rutledge of Sulphur Springs; daughter-in-law: Leah Nyemeyer Fouse; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents: General and Willie May Fouse; wife: Wilma Lois Fouse; sons: Jimmy Ray Fouse, William Fouse, Jr. and Frankie Fouse; several brothers and sisters.