Donald Ray Fulk Sr.
Hayworth-Miller Funeral Homes Kernersville Chapel
3950 Macy Grove Road
Kernersville, NC
Fulk, Sr., Donald Ray

January 17, 1933 - July 20, 2021

Donald Ray Fulk, Sr. (Don) passed away peacefully on July 20, 2021; he was 88. Mr. Fulk was born in Winston-Salem on January 17, 1933 and was the son of John Hobert Fulk, Sr. and Bessie Clyde Myers Fulk. He was a graduate of Hanes High School class of 1952 and served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956 during the Korean War, stationed in Germany. He returned stateside in 1956 and worked at the Pentagon in Washington, DC until the end of his service. That same year he returned home to Winston-Salem and became a partner and eventual co-owner of Bill & Hobe's Shop Rite Food store. He spent the next 37 years working side by side with his brother, Bill, until the business was sold in 1988. He was very proud of the family-owned business, and together with his brother worked 60+hours a week to ensure the store was one that offered top-of-the-line service and products for the local community. In 1958 he married his wife of 61 years, Iris Finney Fulk, and had two sons, Donald Jr. and Chris. In 1992 he was employed by Sam's Club and worked there for 17 years, retiring in 2009. He was instrumental in the building of Mountain Top Youth Camp in Pinnacle, NC and served as a counselor during its first year of operation in 1964 as well as on the board of directors. He was active in the gospel assemblies in the triad area as a Deacon and Elder at Glenn Avenue Gospel Chapel, Fair Oaks Gospel Chapel and Parkway Gospel Chapel, all in Winston-Salem. He served as song director for many years at each of those churches. More recently, Mr. Fulk attended Sedge Garden Chapel in Kernersville, but as he aged was not able to attend as often as he would have liked. In 2019 he moved to Salemtowne Assisted Living, where he remained until his death. He is preceded in death by his paternal parents; his wife of 61 years, Iris Finney Fulk; three brothers, Melvin Fulk, Clyde William (Bill) Fulk and John Fulk, Jr. (Johnny); three sisters, Betty Tally, Marlene Martin Kiser and Patricia Sell. He is survived by one sister, Judy Batten of Kernersville, NC; two sons, Donald, Jr. (Robin) of Belews Creek, NC, Chris (Carole) of Kernersville, NC; and three granddaughters, Candice, Carly and Casey; along with many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 24th at 11:00am at Gardens of Memory Walkertown, NC. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at
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Published by Winston-Salem Journal on Jul. 22, 2021.
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Gardens of Memory - Walkertown
5676 Old Walkertown Road, Walkertown, NC
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It was always nice to see Don at work at Sam's Club, he was pleasant and friendly when we talked. May your many great memories help ease your sorrow at this difficult time.
July 24, 2021
Such fond memories of you Dad at the store. Sorry I live in Atlantic Beach now and cannot attend services. But please know my prayers are for Gods Hand if peace and Comfort to guide the family
Barbara (Bobbi) Nichols
July 22, 2021
I am very sorry to hear of Don's passing. He and his brother were very good people and were very nice to their customers. I and my husband (deceased also) were very frequent customers at the Shop Rite store. I was sorry to hear they hade sold it and missed seeing them and their family. May God comfort the family in their loss. He was a good man and his wife and family good people. God bless. Ruth Fox
Ruth Fox
July 22, 2021
My "Best Friend" since our First Grade at Fairview School. A man of faith. A life well lived. I am deeply saddened by his passing.
James L. (Jimmy) Shelton
July 22, 2021
I am so sorry to learn about the passing of Mr. Fulk. There are no words to express my condolences. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. He will be missed by our entire Salemtowne Family!
Shanna Spainhour
July 21, 2021
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