Jack Z. Fulk
FULK CHARLOTTE ~ Mr. Jack Z. Fulk, age 78, of Charlotte, NC, "a leader in the foodservice industry", passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 after an extended illness. He was born on November 30, 1932 in Davidson, Co., NC, a son of the late Charles and Lucille Hunter Fulk. He was also predeceased by wife, Mildred H. Fulk; and son, Jack Z. Fulk, Jr. He spent his early life in Winston-Salem, NC. He began his career unloading boxcars for Armour & Company, and from there went into sales with Armour. In the 1960"s, Jack went to work with Holly Farms in Wilkesboro. In 1971 he opened his first Hardee's Restaurant in Wilkesboro, NC. As a Hardee's franchisee, Jack developed the made from scratch homemade breakfast biscuit. In 1977, he and co-founder, Richard Thomas, opened the first Bojangles Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits in Charlotte. Jack led Bojangles until his retirement in 1985. He is survived by daughters, Donna Haddock and husband, Tommy, of Durham, NC, Gina Gertzman and husband, Lee, of Charlotte; grandchildren, Brandon Haddock and wife, April, of Augusta, GA, Justin Haddock and wife, Sally, of Athens, AL, Erika Waltz and husband, Matt, of Phoenix, AZ, Cameron and Reece Cox of Charlotte, Jacqueline Fulk and Charlie Fulk of Graham, NC; and four great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter. A Service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at Harry & Bryant Company, "Chapel in the Oaks", 500 Providence Rd., Charlotte. The family will receive friends following the service at Carmel Country Club, 4735 Carmel Road, Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Charlotte, 2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203. Condolences may also be expressed at www.harryand bryantfuneralhome.com.

Published by Winston-Salem Journal on Apr. 2, 2011.
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Gina, I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Lynn Taylor
April 20, 2011
Dear Donna and Tommy,
I was in NW today celebrating Dad's 95th birthday and I learned of your father's death. After lo these many years, I was glad to look up his obituary online and send my condolences. It appears we live 30 minutes apart and I would love to catch up sometime. Praying you will feel the prayers of God's people and that you will be comforted knowing we are praying for you as you mourn.

I'm including my e-mail if you would like to contact me.

All Blessings,
ann reynolds
April 6, 2011
Dear Fulk Family,

My mother and I wish to offer our deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. My mother and father shared many vacations and good times with Mr. and Mrs. Fulk.

As you know, Mr. Fulk and my father Jack were business partners as well as good friends. Mr. Fulk's business was a key part of my father's life both professionally and personally.

I have many fond memories of the two of them together. They shared a bond and a dream to grow their businesses together. Foodcraft Equipment Company and Bojangles were a team.

I will always remember Mr. Fulk's smile and personality as being as big anyone's. He always had a moment to talk with me when I saw him. I will always remember that.

I can hear my father and Mr. Fulk right now...laughing...arguing....and respecting one another immensely....I'm sure they are going at it once again.

May God Bless you,

Alex and Lillian Kroustalis
April 4, 2011
To the Fulk family, we knew Jack and his family years ago in Wilkesboro during Holly Farms Fried Chicken and Boodles' days and then Hardees and Bojangles. He was a fine man. My parents thought alot of Jack and my brother Jonathan Barber was really inspired by his strong work ethic. Please know you're in our thoughts and prayers. He will be missed.
Mary B. Smith
April 4, 2011
Gina, Lee, and Family,
We send our love and condolences and want you to know that you have been a constant in our minds since we learned of your father's passing. Our prayers are with you and we will see you soon.
Love, Terri and Lou
Terri Cunningham
April 4, 2011
Jack had a personality that was bigger than life. Knowing him and his family remains one of the most positive experiences of my life. The world was better because he lived and will never be the same without him. My deepest condolences to the family.
Treva McCain
April 4, 2011
Dear Gina,
I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I know that this is a great loss for you and your entire family. My thoughts are with you.
Angala Swinson Macy
April 4, 2011
My thoughts and prayers to the entire Fulk family.
Tim Stone
April 3, 2011
Dear Fulk family, Please accept our sincere condolences in the loss of your Father. Pat and Nancy Willis Clt & High Meadows
April 3, 2011
Donna and family, Anna Laura had
told me about Jack's passing and I read the obituary. It was a reminder of how inspirational he had been to me. I wish you and your family my deepest condolences
Joe Wilson
April 3, 2011
We wish to express our deepest sympathy in your loss, and to let you know that our thoughts are with you and your family.
Sarah West, Consumer Concepts
April 3, 2011
To the Fulk Family: I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Jack back in the 80's and have fond memories of this wonderful man. He will be so greatly missed.
Linda Cauthers
April 3, 2011
Gina and Donna,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I know your father will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful father and a great businessman.
Bridget Clinard Morris
April 3, 2011
May God comfort you in your time of loss.
Doug & Cindee Haddock
April 3, 2011
I am sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I have thought of you often. May God give you strength during this difficult time.
Pat Triplett Locklear
April 3, 2011
Dear Gina and Donna,
I am very sorry I just received this heart breaking news this evening.
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of my best friends and one of the greatest men I have known. I am honored to have been in his life. JACK FULK paved the way for breakfast in the "Fast Food Industry". Can you imagine not eating a biscuit today? "Thank you Buddy, you will always be in my heart."
Chip Johns
Prepared Foods
Chip Johns
April 2, 2011
Our sincere condolence to the Fulk family, Mr Jack was a true pioneer and Gentleman. Our prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

Dean & Carol Morris
Vanceboro, NC
April 2, 2011
Gina and family,
We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please accept our deepest sympathy at this difficult time.
Mike and Linda Williams
April 2, 2011
April 02,20011

I'm Sorry To Hear Of Jacks Passing.I Always
Had The Upmost Respect For Jack.I Will For-
ever Remember The Things I learned About The
Food Business From Jack.
I Worked For Him Out Of N. Wilkesboro And
Bojangles In Charlotte For 10 Years.
I Hadn't Seen Him Years But Thought Of Him
With Deepest Sympathy
Jack Parris
Jack Parris
April 2, 2011
To the family I'am saddened to hear about Jack. We were neighbors when Jack and Mickey moved to Wilkesboro. You children were small and you may not remember me. I have fond memories of the family. Please know that you are in my Prayers.
Glen Wingler
April 2, 2011
Gina, Donna and Family,
Your family has been so colse to mine for soooooo many years that your are like family to us. I remember playing as a child with you while Mom and Mickey gabbed and talked old stuff. It is so sad to say goodby to loved ones, but we will see them again someday. Your family is in my prayers and I love you all. You are all so dear to us.
Love and memories,
EdithAnn Absher
April 2, 2011
Dear Donna, Tommy & family,
My dad just called to let me know of your father's passing. I'm so sorry for your loss and I wanted to let you know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you lots of hugs and my sincere condolences.

Gail Tripp
April 2, 2011
I am sorry to hear of Jack's passing. I have always had the utmost respect for Jack.
Jack took a chance on me, right after I came out of the military and hired me as a Hardee's manager at his Yadkinville store.
Not many people back then would take a chance on a Vietnam Vet, but Jack saw something in me I didn't even see in myself.
I will always be grateful to Jack for the lesson in life that he taught me .

Bobby Coble-Yadkinville, NC
Bobby Coble
April 2, 2011
Dear Fulk Family, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. As you find love and support among family and friends, may you also look to "the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation" (2 Cor 1: 3,4) I send my sympathy.
April 2, 2011
Gina, Lee, and Family - We're so very sorry to hear your dad passed. Our prayers go out to you and your family at this very difficult time!
Tom & Liz Wilson
April 2, 2011
Donna, Gina and Lee, I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Alan Tebby, DC
April 2, 2011
my condolences. We are saddened by the passing of one of our founders ,and grateful Mr.Fulk had a wonderful vision to start Bojangles.We are blessed to have the oportunity to work with such a great company. My deepest prayers go out to the entire family of Mr.Fulk.
Shirley Hillegaart
April 2, 2011
Tommy and Donna,
I am sorry for your loss.
Denny Womble
April 2, 2011
Donna and Gina, I'm very sorry to hear Big Jack's passing. He will be certainly missed.

David and Rebecca Pearson, Mt. Laurel, NJ
David Pearson
April 2, 2011
April 2, 2011
I was very lucky to be hired by the Bojangles construction division in 1982. We worked out of a small office on Clanton Road designing the new restaurants. I had moved from Columbia, SC to get the job at a time when the economy was not producing jobs. The people that worked there were the most professional people I ever worked with. Thanks for the experience Mr. Falk I would not be where I am today without that job.
Reed May
April 2, 2011
As a Coca-Cola Bottler in North Wilkesboro,I worked with Jack on many projects. He was a tough customer to deal with, but an enjoyable one. He was a pioneer in the fast food business and will be missed.
Dick McNeil
April 2, 2011
Betty Fulk Henning
April 2, 2011
I hadn't seen Jack for a long time but thought of him often. I will always love him and I pray for his family. He was my nephew and I will miss him.
Betty Fulk Henning
April 2, 2011
My father, Peter, lived with Jack at Emeritus. Jack was always kind to my father. Since they both enjoyed walking, Jack would often keep my father company on his strolls down the halls. I often think that Jack encouraged my dad to walk and that has helped my father maintain more of his muscle strength. Jack was always friendly to me when I visited. He always gave me a smile, responded to my inquires and often gave me an update on my dad. Since my father is totally noncommunicative, I appreciated Jack’s thoughts.

Please accept my sympathy for your loss.
Erna McCauley
April 1, 2011
Gina and Lee ~ I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers!
Noel and Anna Torcivia
April 1, 2011
Donna, Gina & family,
I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was such a dear friend to Don and all of our family. I feel honored to have known Him and Mickey. We had some great times together and these are memories I will treasure always. They were both very special people. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

With Love,
Pat Jarvis
Pat Jarvis
April 1, 2011
Gina and Family,

I am very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You and your family are in my families prayers.

Donna Jarvis Kruckenberg
April 1, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fulk Family TriMark Foodcraft
Harry Gallins- TriMark Foodcraft
April 1, 2011
Donna, Gina, & family,
He was an awesome guy and I will always love him. You are in my thoughts and prayers,

Connie Gathings @ Bojangles'
April 1, 2011
Gina and Lee, I'm so sorry! I know your dad will be missed. You are in my prayers!
Corrine Hills
April 1, 2011
April 1, 2011
Gina & Lee....please know that your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Libby & Drew Offnick
April 1, 2011
Donna and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have good memories of Jack from when we were little girls. He was a good person and had that great smile. I know you will miss him. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Pet Gibson Wells
April 1, 2011
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