FULK, Roy Dale
Surrounded by his loving family, Roy Dale Fulk passed away peacefully, on January 9, 2014, at his home in Rocklin, Calif. The youngest of six children, Roy was born on February 15, 1933 in Salem, Indiana to William and Dulcie Fulk. SGT Roy D. Fulk took great pride in the nearly 3 years active duty that he served with the U.S. Army, defending his country during the Korean War. He was awarded the Republic of Korea War Service Medal for action on July 16, 1953, where he received wounds and was awarded the Purple Heart; Army Good Conduct Medal for honorably serving from May 11, 1951 through April 2, 1954; Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation during a surprise ceremony held for him at home, on the 60th anniversary of the end of that war. Roy enjoyed working with his hands and had a special love of horses. These interests joined when he became a farrier in the army as a member of the last mule packers unit ever established. Roy will be greatly missed by his wife of 59 years, Jo Anne, by his sons Edmund (Marit), Randy (Nancy) and David (Keith) and daughter Karla; his grandchildren Steven, Keith, Cameron (Jackie), Shelby, Billy, Corey and Arian; his great-grandchildren Jennifer, Hannah, Mason, Brooke, Kaylee and Makayla; his sister Dorothy and many nieces and nephews. We send a gracious thank you to the staff at Sutter Roseville Hospital and Hospice, and to the V.A., who took such loving care of Roy. Your gentle kindness for him and for his family was very much appreciated during his stay. A private celebration of Roy's life will be held at a later date.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Jan. 19, 2014