Glenn Fulkerson, son of the late James Fulkerson and Beulah Robertson Fulkerson, was born Sept. 7, 1916, at Parma and died in The Lutheran Home at Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at the age of 89.
Mr. Fulkerson was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Coast Guard. He retired as an equipment specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, having spent five years in Granite City, Ill., eight years in Columbus, Ohio, and 11 years in St. Louis. With his Army time, he had a total of 27 years of government service. During his career, he made numerous trips to the Red Stone Arsenal in Oklahoma, White Sands in New Mexico, and the Marshall Islands in the Pacific. These trips were associated with the Nike Zeus Missile Project. Mr. Fulkerson was primarily involved in the procurement and testing of equipment for the government, as well as maintenance direction and support for various types of heavy equipment used by the United States Army. He was a member of the Wally Byrum Caravan Club, a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau, and a resident of Cape Girardeau.
On Aug. 28, 1942, he was united in marriage to Zulema Harrington at Charleston. Mrs. Fulkerson preceded him in death on July 4, 2005.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Glenn Michael Fulkerson and Vicki of Kewadin, Mich.; three sisters, Alma Lewis, Beulah Eaton, and Dorothy Gillespie, all of Bloomfield; also by one granddaughter, Traci Fulkerson of Chapel Hill, N.C.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James H. and J.W. Fulkerson; and two sisters, Pearl Stone and Opal Williams.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Susan Marner-Sides and Rev. Scott Moon officiating.
Interment will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery.