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Art Fulcher - Year Entered 1970


FULCHER Arthur Ronald Lee Fulcher, 68, of Jefferson City, died suddenly on Monday, August 3, 2009, at Warrensville Heights, Ohio, following a family reunion. He was born on December 3, 1940, in Centertown, Mo., the son of the late Andrew Jackson and Minnie Mae Driver Fulcher. He was married on March 1, 1970, in Columbia, Mo., to JoAnne Jenkins who survives at the home. A 1958 graduate of Lincoln Laboratory High School, Mr. Fulcher attended Lincoln University and later received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Drama/Communications from the University of Iowa in 1962. He received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Ambassador College in Pasadena, Calf., and received a Master of Arts degree in Speech/Communication from California State University at Los Angeles in 1977. Mr. Fulcher was a Professor of Speech and Communications/Theater in the Fine Arts Department at Lincoln University for 32 years where he also produced and directed many plays annually. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran during the Vietnam Era attaining the rank of Sergeant. A former member and Deacon of the World Wide Church of God, he was ordained an Elder at Grace Covenant Church, Columbia. He was a member of the National Speech and Theater Association. He had a passion for tennis, was an avid reader, and was a self-taught guitarist. Other survivors include: two sons, Bryan A. Fulcher, and Brandon R. (Yan Guo) Fulcher, all of Columbia, Mo.; one brother, Donald A. (Vi) Fulcher, Kearns, Utah; one sister, Gladys E. Holmes, Kansas City, Kan.; and many relatives in Kansas City, St. Louis, and Los Angeles. He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Harold Holmes. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, August 9th, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, August 10, 2009, at Second Baptist Church, Jefferson City, conducted by Pastor Art Dyer, of Grace Covenant Church, and Elder Gerald Beechum, of Kansas City, Mo. Burial with military honors will be in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Memorials are suggested to Grace Covenant Church; Lincoln University; or to a charity of the donor's choice. Those wishing to email condolences to the family may do so at the website.


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Published in NewsTribune from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2009.

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