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Mr.Wallace Butler Fulton

By Staff, 01/27/21 8:57 AM

Mr. Wallace Butler Fulton, 93 and 6 months old, passed from this life on January 26, 2021 and moved to his heavenly home. He was born on July 20, 1927 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Wallace T. Fulton and Dona McLain Fulton. He was a member of White Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in DeAnn, Arkansas.

Mr. Fulton was a proud veteran and joined at only 16 years old and served from April 17, 1944 to May 24, 1946 in the Navy in World War II as a gunner on LST 478. His boat went in on the first wave of Okinawa. He served as gunner on several ships, USBTC, San Diego, California APB, RB, NTS, Seattle, Washington USS Rutland (APA 192), USS LST 478, and USS LST 553. He had an honorable discharge when he returned home. He was a master machinist in Houston, Texas and later returned to Arkansas and had his own mechanic shop in McCaskill and he also enjoyed farming. He was an avid hunter and loved spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Sherry Fulton; four brothers, Burl, Weldon and Brooks Fulton of Blevins, Arkansas and Rock Fulton of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Florine (Dutch) Stone of Blevins, Arkansas, Bonnie Spicer of Houston, Texas; and one niece, Patsy Stegall of Hope, Arkansas.

He is survived by his wife of over 44 years, Dorothy Faye (Fielding) Fulton of Hope, Arkansas;one son, Dennis Myrick (Roxanna) of Hutchinson, Kansas; one daughter, BeLinda Henderson (Sam) of McCaskill, Arkansas; one sister, Margie Morrison of Sante Fe, Texas. He was blessed with 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1:00pm Friday, January 29, 2021 until the funeral service begins at 2:00pm at Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home Chapel in Hope. Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery in McCaskill with Bro. John Nations officiating under the direction of Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home.

We also invite you to express your public condolences at www.herndonfuquafuneralhomes.com or private Letters of Love at www.herndonfuquafuneralhomes.com/page/letters-of-love.