William Eugene “Bill” Fullerton of Petersburg died Saturday May 30, 2015 at the age of 93. Mr. Bill, a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and neighbor was a lifelong member of the Bledsoe “PoGrab” Church of Christ. Preceded in death in April 2012 by his wife of 64 years, Ada Mae Sorrells Fullerton, he was a farmer, dairyman, retired Lincoln County School bus driver, and a retired rural postal carrier. He and Ada Mae owned and operated Fulleton’s Grocery at PoGrab for many years. A veteran of World War II, he served as a member of the Army Air Corp in the European Theater.
He is also preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Daisy Mae Holt Fullerton, and brothers John Fullerton and Larry Fullerton all of Petersburg.
He is survived by his children, daughter Donna (Dan) Stone of Tullahoma, sons, Robert Eugene “Bobby” (Teresa) Fullerton and William David (Tammy) Fullerton of Petersburg, sister Judy Bean of Petersburg, brothers Robert Fullerton of Shelbyville and Charles (Emily) Fullerton of Lewisburg, sisters-in-law Evelyn Fullerton of Petersburg and Wista Fullerton of Lewisburg. He leaves nine grandchildren, Lisa (James) Mansfield of Tullahoma, Ashleigh (Chad) Beyer of Tullahoma, Alyssa (Steven) Craft of Murfreesboro, William Garry Pinkston of Shelbyville, Jennifer (Tim) Stanley of Lewisburg, Jared Fullerton and Adam Fullerton of Petersburg, Kristen Fullerton of Petersburg, Ashley (Billy) Richards of Belfast along with nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be Saturday June 6, 2015 from 5:00 until 8 pm. with funeral services on Sunday June 7, 2015 at 3 pm. at Higgins Funeral Home, Fayetteville, TN. Burial will follow at Old Orchard Cemetery in Petersburg.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P. O. Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, or the Muti County Cancer Support Network, P.O. Box 1355 Tullahoma, TN 37388.
Bobby, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your dad but he surely raised a fine son.
Mr. Bill was a fine man always a smile on his face and a friendly hello. I am so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you all God bless.
Bobby, David, and family,
I am so sorry to read of the passing of your Daddy. I did not know him but do know he had to be a fine man to raise you boys to become the special men that you are. It is always hard to give up a parent but he is home now reunited with your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.. You have many memories that will help you through this loss. Blessed be and hugs to you, Bobby and David.
Uncle Bill was a wonderful, loving Christian man. He accepted me (Derrick) into the Fullerton family 53 years ago just like one of his. He was a great example and encourager to us.
We loved him and Aunt Ada Mae with all our heart.
WE WILL MISS HIM as WE MISS HER.