Dorothy Fulkerson (1922 - 2017)

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ROCKPORT – Our loving mother left this world on May 29, 2017, to be with her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ and her beloved husband, JB (2007).
Dorothy was born Feb. 9, 1922, in Knottsville, Ky., to the late Norbert and Mary Francis (Payne) Roby.
Anyone that knew her knew she was a person of great faith. Her love of the Lord was evident in her way of life. JB, her husband of 63 years, was her ray of sunshine, the love of her life. She had 21 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Her grandchildren knew her as Grandma Dorothy. Just the grandchildren coming to the house brought joy to her. The anticipation of them coming to visit were better than any dose of medicine. To her eight children she was our tireless Mom, our inspiration, our strength. She was always there to counsel, taking time to talk, laugh and guide us through the perils of life. In her younger years she was Rosey the Riviter working on assembling aircraft for the war effort. She was a member of St. Bernard's Church for 53 years. Her and JB were awarded the BRUTE award and served in a variety of capacities in the church and school. Dorothy was a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary. She retired from Medley's Distillery. She enjoyed square dancing and were members of the Odds and ends square dance club for many years.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, husband Joseph Fulkerson in 2007, son, Paul Joseph Fulkerson, daughter, Patricia Rose Fulkerson, sister, Mary Bernard Mills, brother, Vincent Roby.
Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Terry) Fulks of Rockport, Bertie (Randy) Ayer of Santa Claus; six sons, Fred (Sharon) Fulkerson of Owensboro, Ky., Daniel (Anita) Fulkerson of Fairhope, Ala., Norbie Fulkerson of Rockport, Rick (Pam) Fulkerson of Rockport, Jeff (Mae) Fulkerson of Humble, Texas, Mike (Mona) Fulkerson of Kingsport, Tenn.; grandchildren, Renee (Jason) Braun, Mike (Ashley) Doran, Tim (Jen) Doran, Trisha (Dana) Dancer, Mike (Natalie) Denton, Amanda (Jason) Fischer, Charity (Jason) Peach, Rebecca (Nick) McCaffery, Ben (Erica) Ayer, Leah Fulkerson, Ashley Fulkerson, Chris Fulkerson, Drew (Stephanie), Dusty Ayer, Rachel Fulkerson, Nick Fulkerson, Katelyn Fulkerson, Joseph Fulkerson, John Fulkerson, Faith Fulkerson, Hope Fulkerson; sisters, Roberta Bickett of Phoenix, Ariz., Nan (Butch) Filburn of Vine Grove, Ky., Ann (Jim) Oberg of Mill Valley, Calif.
Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday June 3, at St. Bernard Catholic Church with Father Ron Kreilein officiating. Burial will be in the Mater Del Rosa Cemetery in Owensboro.
Visitation will be on Friday June 2, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport with prayers at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Spencer County Hospice, or St. Bernard Catholic Church.
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Published in Spencer County Journal-Democrat on June 1, 2017