THOMAS K. (TOM) FULTON, 78, went to be with the Lord the morning of August 7, 2009, after a very brief illness. Tom was born in Denton, Texas, on December 20, 1930. Tom earned two degrees from the University of North Texas, graduating with a BS in Physics in 1951 and MS in 1955. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard O. and Myrle Fulton; and brothers, Richard and Owen. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Emilie, (who Tom affectionately called birddog); his younger brother, Joe Fulton of Durant, OK; and a very close knit caring family. Tom was a well known and respected Geophysicist, who enjoyed his work with GSI, Amoco, King Resources, Gulf, Chevron, and Seismic Solutions, his own seismic processing firm. Tom, a 55 year member of SEG, was honored by the Geophysical Society of Houston for his distinguished contributions to the Geophysical Profession. He served as the first President Elect of the Geophysical Society of Houston, and his latest passion was the Geophysical Museum. Tom's fondest memories were seeing the professional progress of the many he mentored through more than 60 years. Tom was a unique, warm, and caring person, with a joyful, positive spirit, who always said "not to worry," and greeted all with "a cheery good day." He was loved by all those who knew him and his spirit of love will be carried on by his cherished wife Emilie, his family, and his world wide circle of friends. Visitation: Monday, August 10, 2009, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at The Settegast-Kopf Co. at Sugar Creek, 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land. A Memorial Celebration of Tom's life will be held at Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 1:30 PM, at Sugar Land First United Methodist Church, 431 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, 77478. Interment will be private. An active member of Sugar Land First United Methodist Church, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, that a contribution be made to the Caring Forever Fund of SLFUMC, or the Geophysical Society of Houston Museum, 14811 Saint Mary's Lane, #250, Houston, TX 77079.
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MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
Tom will be missed sorely by all those who knew and worked with him. His contributions to our profession and his tenacity in getting things done will be remembered for a long time. Our sincerest condolences to Tom's family and especially to Emilie.
Ray & Judy Farrell
August 20, 2009
I'm sorry for OUR loss.
Tom will be missed by many.
August 17, 2009
You will be missed ! ! ! Even the Gulf days are remembered.
August 15, 2009
I just learned of Tom's death, and am sorry I did not make it to either the viewing nor the Memorial Celebration. Tom was always positive and thinking of others. I have the seismic record collected on my birthday in 1949, which he found and gave to me. I was surprised and flattered he would think of me, and do this. His interest and support of in the GSH Museum was first class. It was always good to catch up with Tom at the conventions. I'm sorry I did not get to know his family, as I am sure you are the same caliber individual Tom is. Thank you for sharing him with us. I look forward to the next time we can catch up, which of course will be on the other side of the veil of death. Best Regards and Best Wishes, H. Roice Nelson, Jr.
August 12, 2009
What a rich life you and Tom shared Emilie. I still remember with fondness being a ring bearer with my brother Richard at your wedding to Tom. He was a fine man and a good uncle.
August 11, 2009
Tom was the very model of what a person and a professional geophysicist should be. He was kind, patient, persistent, polite, refined, and highly intelligent. Working with Tom on the GSH projects was always a pleasure. And talking with both Tom and Emilie at the GSH social events was a highlight of the socials. Tom is much missed.
August 11, 2009
What a blessing it was to have known Tom. A prince among men!
August 10, 2009
Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince: And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
August 10, 2009
Emily, I am so sorry for your loss. I know your heart has broken, and I know that with God's help, in time your heart will mend. In Christian Love,