Jack William "J.W." Fulkerson
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RAYNE - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne for Jack William "J.W." Fulkerson, 61, who died March 10, 2013 at Regional Medical Center of Acadiana in Lafayette.
Fr. Clint Trahan, pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Morse will be officiating for the services with Fr. Kendell Faulk, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne concelebrating. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The family is requesting visiting hours to be held Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to the time of service.
J.W. graduated from Crowley high School in 1969. He was all-state pole vaulter and went on to pole vault in college at Northwestern University in Natchitoches where he graduated in 1972; with a degree in Advertising/Public Relations. He was currently working as a real estate agent with Sam Robertson Realty in Lafayette
He is survived by his fiancée Sheryl Deshotel of Church Point; one sister, Flo F. Faulk and her husband, Mike of Crowley; one brother, Charles Robert "Chuck" Fulkerson and his wife, Carol of Lafayette; two step-children, Megan Barousse and husband, Koby of Church Point, and Chris Deshotel and wife, Allison of Opelousas; six grandchildren, Aidan, Bella, and Eli Barousse, and Jacob, Layla and Luke Deshotel; one niece, Amy Catherine Fulkerson; four nephews, Samuel Robert Fulkerson, J.W. Faulk, William Faulk, and Michael Faulk; and his special companions, Buffy and Zoey his adorable dogs.
Mr. Fulkerson is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Billie Cleveland Fulkerson.
Pallbearers will be Sam Fulkerson, Chris Deshotel, Coby Barousse, J.W. Faulk, William Faulk, and Michael Faulk.
Honorary pallbearer will be Charles "Dago" Redlich, and Dr. Craig Brammer.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home of Crowley.
Published in the The Advertiser on Mar. 12, 2013