Roger Lee Fulton
March 1, 1931-July 18, 2017
Mr. Roger Lee Fulton, age 86, of Ludington, went to be with our Lord and Savior on July 18, 2017, at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
He was born on March 1, 1931 in Muskegon, Michigan, son of Philip and Katherine (Sparks) Fulton. Roger graduated from Jackson High School in 1950 and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1951.
Roger married the love of his life, Doris Marie Kempf, at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Jackson, Michigan, on Sept. 6, 1952. During his time in the Air Force, Roger graduated from the Emery Riddle School of Aviation as an F-51 Engine Specialist, and served in Korea as Crew Chief of RT 80. He was transferred to Spokane, Washington, and worked on the F-86D planes in the engine shop.
Upon discharge from the Air Force in 1955, Roger moved back to Jackson and worked at the local Redimix selling aggregates in the Flint area. From there, he took a position selling cement for the General Portland Cement Company in seven of the southeastern counties of Michigan.
After leaving this position, Roger went back to selling aggregates and became manager of the Abramson-Nerheim Cement Company for the Wallace Stone Company.
He then bought a trucking company, named it R & D (Roger & Doris) Transportation, and operated it for 25 years.
At the end of his career, Roger went to work as Property Manager for Thompson-McCully Asphalt Company before retiring in 1999.
He enjoyed RV traveling with Doris, fishing, building and flying model airplanes, and golf. Roger was a master builder of remote controlled airplanes.
He was a member of St. Simon Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife Doris; children, Richard and Joyce Fulton, Douglas and Maryanne Fulton, Daniel and Letha Fulton, Linda Hackert and Karen Cummins; fourteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and sister Gwendolyn Kreider.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James E. Fulton, Sr.; one sister, Laura VanDuinen; and a beloved daughter, Kathleen Fulton.
The Mass of the Resurrection for Roger will be offered at 11 a.m. on Monday ,July 24, 2017 at St. Simon Catholic Church, Ludington with Father Wayne B. Wheeler presiding.
Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or to the Fulton Family.
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King Funeral Home, Ludington.