Joseph J. Fulton, 88, of New Haven, and winter resident of Bullhead, City, Arizona, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Centennial Hills Hospital in North Las Vegas, NV. after a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 26, 1924 in Newark, Ohio, to Joseph R. and Grace (Rice) Fulton. He married Jean E. Hansman on December 8, 1946 in Willard, and she survives in New Haven.
Other survivors include three sons, Joseph R. (Rosemary) Fulton, John W. (Claudette Fulton of Willard, and William M.(Mary) Fulton of Huntsville, Ohio, two daughters, Susan (Gregory) McKown and Rebecca (Tom) Gremmer of Willard, seventeen grandchildren, and twenty-eight-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Jean Boren, and two brothers, Gerald R. and J.R. Fulton.
He was a 1946 graduate of Willard High School, a WWII Navy Seabee veteran, serving in the South Pacific. He was a life member of the Willard VFW, and past Commander of the Willard American Legion Post 514, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Willard, a member and past master of Golden Rule Lodge #562 F & AM in Willard.
Joe retired after working for many years for Kroger, Lawson's, Wilcox's IGA ,and Moore's IGA as a grocery store manager.
His greatest joy in life was being with his family and his yard work.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at the First United Methodist, Willard, with Rev. Doug Beggs and Rev. Kenneth Gifford officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Willard American Legion.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, 401 East Howard Street Willard, and one hour before the time of services at the church. Masonic services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.lindseyoldsfh.com.
The Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR. 19 Bloomville, Ohio is assisting the family with the arrangements.