Thomas Oscar Fultz, Jr. - SAVANNAH - Thomas Oscar Fultz, Jr., 81, died January 13 2013 in Savannah, Georgia. Born in Brunswick, Georgia, Oscar spent his youth growing up in Vero Beach, Florida. It was there he met and married his high school sweetheart, Barbara MacWilliam. Oscar is a decorated Marine veteran of the Korean War, and is an alumni of the University of Florida. Utilizing his degree in Medical Entomology he served as Assistant Director at the Indian River, FL Mosquito Control District, and the Director of the Polk County FL. Arthropod Control Dept., before moving to Savannah, Georgia. For the next 32 years, Oscar held the position of Director of the Chatham County Mosquito Control Commission. He was a founding member and President of the Mid-Atlantic & Georgia Mosquito Control Associations, and the President of the American Mosquito Control Association. Additionally, Oscar holds the distinction of being the only Non-Floridian Director to serve as President of the Florida Mosquito Control Association (1992). Oscar Fultz received numerous professional awards: two Meritorious Service Awards, a Certificate of Appreciation from the Center for Disease Control/Assistant Surgeon General of the US Public Health Service, the highest honor awarded by the Mid-Atlantic Mosquito Association, the Rowland E. Dorer Award for Outstanding Contributions to Mosquito Control, and was awarded a Fellowship to be dedicated in his name by the Georgia Mosquito Control Association for lifetime service. Oscar's gentle ways shall be missed by his wife Barbara, and he will be remembered as a devoted and loving father to; Bridgett Fultz Olano, Lynne Fultz Johnston (Byron), Thomas O. Fultz, III (Kelli). He spent some of his happiest moments with his ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and his sister Betty Fultz Pratt (Ken) of Vero Beach, FL. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave., Savannah, GA at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please contribute to the
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Published in Savannah Morning News on Jan. 20, 2013