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Fulbright, Edward Beaty '49. He answered to many names, and wore many hats. He was a water ski, snow ski and driving instructor; parasail aficionado/seamstress; duct tape specialist; football coach; tennis pro; charm school professor; speling/grammar teacher; historian; Yell Leader; Chief cook and bottle washer; Grand Poo-Bah of the de-sissification of America Society; bridge animal; soldier; statesman and knightly gentleman. His most important role was as a dedicated family man. He was at his best presiding over the family he created. Born in Waco, Tx on May 5, 1927 to Henry Grady and Anne Beaty Fulbright, he graduated from Waco High School when it was the largest high school in Texas. He then entered Texas A&M. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Navy's V-5 pilot training program at the University of Pennsylvania. After the war, he returned to Texas A&M, was elected Yell Leader and earned his degree in civil engineering. Anxious to build bridges, he went to work for Austin Bridge Company and then formed Concho Construction Company. His engineering skills served him well. Reportedly, his various versions of Bridge Building for Dummies (printed on cocktail napkins) are going for a premium on Ebay. Second to his love of family was his devotion to Texas A&M. He was a charter member of the Twelfth Man Foundation, received the Jimmy Williams Award from the Dallas A&M Club, and was inducted into the Hall of Honor. More than one former head football coach still refer to him as Coach Fulbright. He led yells in living rooms, hotel lobbies and parking lots whenever the "Spirits" moved him. We could write volumes on the life of this fabulous man, but the greatest thing we can say is that he had Faith in his Lord and enjoyed sharing His blessings. He is survived by wife Marilyn, children Edward '73 and wife Patty, Charlie and wife Lisa, Elizabeth '78, Nancy and husband Jim, Diddy and husband Brendan; grand children Jeremy, Zachary and wife Tiffany; Dominic; Jake and wife Jana, Jennifer, Beau, Sarah, Luke, Jackson and Kaci; great grandsons Maddox and Noah. Brother John, sisters Martha and Mary, mother of his children Peggy and a loving group of outlaws, nieces and nephews. On September 14, 2013 he was reunited with his fearless son Ricky, his parents, brothers and Reveille I. Special thanks to all of his therapists and home support team that made his life better for the past two years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sisters of St. Mary Namur 909 W. Shaw St. Ft. Worth Tx 76110 or the Town North YMCA 4332 Northaven Rd. Dallas, Tx 75229. Visitation at St. Monica Catholic Church 9933 Midway Rd. Dallas, Tx 75220, 6:00 pm Thursday September 19, 2013 with the Holy Rosary recited at 7:00. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at noon at St. Monica on Friday September 20, 2013 with interment at Calvary Hill Cemetery immediately following.


Published in Dallas Morning News from Sept. 17 to Sept. 19, 2013
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