William Sulkey

83, interested in everything mechanical.

William Carl Sulkey died July 31, 2019, at his home in Buena Vista. 

He was born Oct. 12, 1936, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to William Carl Sulkey, Sr., and Jean B. St. Maurice Sulkey. Carl grew up and attended school in Niagara Falls and had many stories of playing in the river above the falls.  After finishing high school and some technical training as a machinist he moved to California where he worked in various jobs, some in the Aero-Space industry.  

He moved to Buena Vista in 1988, and in association with Tom McMullen, established Tomken Machine, the Jeep Specialists. 

After Tom’s passing in 1995 he continued with the Tomken Jeep business until retiring and passing it on to the younger generation.

Carl’s interest in everything mechanical continued after his retirement – spending many hours in his home shop – finally finishing the ’41 Chevy with son Dave. 

He was one of the founding members of the Arkansas Valley Car Club and never lost his interest in cars.

Carl is survived by his wife Marjorie; sister Joan (Ed) Litten, Niagara Falls, N.Y.; sons David (Vicki) Sulkey, Buena Vista and Joseph Sulkey, California; stepson Scott McLoughlin, Derby, Kan.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other stepchildren, relatives and friends.

Memorial service will be Friday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. at the High Country Church of the Nazarene, 30275 U.S. Hwy. 24, Buena Vista.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Arkansas Valley Car Club for the Scholarship Fund, PO Box 340, Buena Vista, CO 81211 or to the High Country Church of the Nazarene, PO Box 176, Buena Vista, CO 81211.

We would welcome any Jeeps or classic cars at the service. Arrangements were with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at lewisandglenn.com.