Donnie Fulmer Jr.
1935 - 2021
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Donnie Fulmer, Jr.
June 6, 1935 - April 28, 2021
Columbia, South Carolina - Donnie C. Fulmer, Jr., 85, of Chapin, South Carolina, formerly of Columbia, died on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Born in Charleston, SC, on June 6, 1935, he was a son of the late Donnie Cecil Fulmer, Sr., and Odessa "Dessie" Nettles Fulmer. Donnie was a proud graduate of The University of South Carolina and a member of Riverland Hills Baptist Church for many years.
Donnie proudly served an enlistment in the United States Army in Germany and loved to talk about his military days especially with his oldest grandson, Taylor Fallaw who is also a veteran. He worked for the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company for over 30 years winning many awards and accolades as manager in his department. His second career was with the South Carolina State Retirement System where he won Employee of the Year in 1998. After working long enough to retire from there, he immediately was hired back because Donnie truly loved his job at PEBA and the people he worked with staying there and working full time until his death. He also ran his own tax business from his home. Besides being a member of the Lions Club for many years, Donnie was also very active in church all of his life serving as a deacon, usher and on many financial committees over the years.
Donnie will be remembered for fiercely loving his family, loving to talk and loving other people. Donnie did not meet a stranger and could get to know someone in the span of five minutes and have made a lifelong friend. His ministry was helping others make wise decisions for their future and making people feel at ease even in the most difficult times. If you knew him, you definitely knew his daughters by name as well the names of his 3 grandchildren because he was going to tell you about his family even if you didn't want to listen.
He is survived by his daughters, Karen Fallaw (T'Wayne) and Susan R. Fulmer; grandchildren, Taylor Fallaw, Aidan Fallaw and Cade Fallaw; as well as his sisters Angela Bates, Barbara "Bobbie" Ortaliz and Diane Outen. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gertrude "Trudy" Boan Fulmer and younger brother Daniel W. Fulmer.
Following a private burial at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, a public "Celebration of Life" will be held at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, at 2 o'clock, Friday, May 7th. The family will receive friends following at the church. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Riverland Hills Baptist Church, 201 Lake Murray Blvd, Irmo, SC 29063.
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Published in The State on May 5, 2021.
Celebration of Life
02:00 PM
Riverland Hills Baptist Church
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May 11, 2021
To the family and friends of Donnie, I send you my deepest condolences on the loss of a wonderful man. I only knew him because he was my advisor when I retired from state service. Donnie's obituary is spot on, and I always felt I'd known him all of my life. He was truly a gift to everyone. Prayers for peace to the Fulmer family, and thank you for sharing him with us.
Patti Craig
May 7, 2021
I had the pleasure to serve with Donnie at SCPEBA for the last 5 years. Donnie was an exceptional human being, a dedicated professional and lover of people. He was a giver who passionately served others. Donnie will surely be missed.
Robert A George
May 5, 2021
Dear Fulmer Family, I was so sad to learn that Mr. Fulmer had passed away. I can not begin to tell you how kind he was to me and my son when we met with him at PEBA after I lost my 64 year old husband in February, 2017. He helped me navigate a lot of retirement issues with such knowledge and compassion even though his beautiful wife was very sick at the time and I will always remember him. Please know that I will continue to pray for each of you.
Deb Harmon
May 5, 2021
I am going to miss Donnie, He was just a good friend, Him and his Wife,
They both took care of me. When my Wife past away. I was in the Lions Club , with Donnie for a long time together. I will keep the Family in my
Prayer for the loss of Donnie.
William Ouzts
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