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Donald Eugene ("Gene") Fulks

Donald Eugene ("Gene") Fulks Obituary
Donald Eugene ("Gene") Fulks

Sun City - FULKS, DONALD EUGENE ("Gene"), of Sun City, Arizona, passed away October 9, 2019, in Sun City at the age of 96 years. He was born in Trinway, Ohio, to Chester Russell and Mabel Elizabeth Fulks. Gene and his late wife, Lucille, lived in Trinway, Ohio, where they owned and operated Trinway Fertilizer, until their retirement to Arizona in 1980. They were married 59 years until Lucille's death in 2003.

Gene is survived by his son, Jeff (Margaret), of Richland, Washington; and daughter, Betsy (Jerry) Schulte of Cincinnati, Ohio; as well as sister Kay Rettos of Coshocton, Ohio; and grandchildren Calvin (Rachel) Fulks of Scottsdale, AZ; Sarah (Michael Roy) Schulte, of Los Angeles, California; and Benjamin (Melody) Schulte, of New York City. He will also be missed by sisters-in-law Patricia Lane and Pauline Trager, both of Newark, Ohio; and family friend Susan Hout, of Youngtown, Arizona; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Gene enjoyed sports and was a volunteer marshal for the Phoenix Open for over 35 years. He also served as a long time usher at Lakeview United Methodist Church in Sun City. In addition, he was a 65 year member of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio, Dresden Lodge #103; a lifetime member of the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Ohio, Samaritan Chapter #50 of Coshocton; a 32nd degree member of the Valley of Phoenix, Orient of Arizona-Scottish Rite of Freemasonry; and a member of the Shriners of Phoenix, Arizona.

A memorial will be held at a later date in Sun City with inurnment at Lakeview United Methodist Church. Arrangements are being taken care of by Menke Funeral and Cremation Center of Sun City, AZ. Memorials may be made to the ; THEMA Health Services Hospice Foundation, 1725 East Osborn Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016; or to a .
Published in the Times Recorder & Advocate from Nov. 20 to Nov. 24, 2019
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