Joe Lynn Fulton

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Joe Lynn Fulton, 75, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, at Mercy Hospital, in Joplin, Mo., following a sudden illness. Joe was born on Oct. 13, 1940, in Kansas City, Mo., to Fred Boyd and Ruth (Joseph) Fulton. He was united in marriage to Delene Ann Dickason on Dec. 23, 1977, in Miami, Okla., and she survives of the home.

He attended schools in Kansas City, Mo., until 1955 when he moved to Nevada to live with Gene and Rena (Joseph) Farnham, his aunt and uncle. He attended Nevada High School Class of 1958 before enlisting in the Navy in 1958. Joe was stationed on the USS Oriskany at San Diego, Calif. After serving for three years, he returned to Nevada and worked as a truck driver before joining Missouri Public Service in 1969. He worked as a pipefitter and retired as a gas serviceman from Empire District in 2007. Joe was a proud member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 124, the American Legion Post 1000, and the Democratic National Committee.

Joe was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed watching racing, golf, and boxing, especially pay-per-view fights in the homes of his good friends. He also enjoyed foreign films. He was a voracious reader, especially World War history, spy and intrigue novels, and Consumer Reports. Joe and Delene travelled as much as possible, driving annually to visit his sister in Las Vegas and return to San Diego, making stops at some of the national parks. They also made Saturday trips out of town, and he spent Tuesdays and Thursdays attending auto auctions in Belton and Springfield.

In addition to his wife, Delene, survivors include three children, Sid Fulton and his wife, Kristine, Nevada, Brianne Fulton-Miller and her husband, Scott, Nevada, and Seth Fulton and his fiancÚ, Sophia Al-Roubaie, Springfield, Mo.; four grandchildren, Anna Fulton, Joseph Fulton, Mia Fulton, and Zachary Fulton; and three siblings, David F. Lawrence, Helena, Mont., Lynara Bishop, Las Vegas, Nev., and Eugene Farnham, Edwards, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Burnett Farnham; and his aunt and uncle, Rena and Gene Farnham.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the Nevada Public Library in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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