Charles Leon Fulks passed away peacefully Feb. 18, 2013, surrounded by his family in Hyrum, Utah. Charles "Charlie" was born May 2, 1924, in Ottoua, Kan., to Howard and Ethel Fulks.
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Charlie is survived by his sister Marylou (Stan) Saddler of Clackamas, Ore.; daughters Deborah Jolly of Bend, Ore., and Dottie (Jim) Hugo of Hyrum Utah; son Chuck (Rhonda) Fulks of Missoula, Mont.; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Charlie married his sweetheart Helen Maxiene Antill on April 28, 1945, while on leave from the U.S Coast Guard. He joined the Merchant Marines at the age of 15 and the U.S Coast Guard at the age of 18. He served in the South Pacific conflict with the Coast Guard while his brother Frank was a pilot for the Army Air Corps. Charlie survived the war, but his brother was killed over in England in 1945.
With a passion, Charlie loved to hunt and fish, he was also an avid camper, boater and storyteller.
When Charlie came home from the war he worked for the Pepsi Cola company, and became an apprentice plumber on the side. After becoming a plumber he left the Pepsi Cola company and became a member of the Council Bluff Police Department in 1951.
In 1955 Charlie packed up his family and moved to Portland, Ore., where he continued his profession as a plumber until his retirement in 1990.
Charlie was proceeded in death by his sweetheart Helen "Micky" Maxiene, parents Howard and Ethel Fulks, brother Frank Fulks, daughter Daren Reed and great-granddaughter Joslyn Hugo.
In later years, Charlie was able to slow down and travel around with his sweetheart Micky. He loved to tell stories of his childhood to whoever would listen. He also loved to pitch pennies with his great grandkids.
Our family would like to give a special thanks to Access home hospice and Diane Crockett for all there care and support in Charlie's last days.
Funeral services for Charlie will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 26, 2013, at SereniCare Funeral Home, 585 W. 100 North in Providence.
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Charlie has been entrusted to the care of SereniCare Funeral Home in Providence, (435) 753-6700.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23, 2013