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Bill Ray Fulk

December 27, 1925 — June 26, 2011

Bill R. Fulk, age 85 of Union City, IN, passed away peacefully June 26, 2011 at the Brethren’s Retirement Community, Greenville, OH.  He was born December 27, 1925 in Linton, IN.  Bill attended Wayne High School, Union City.  He was owner/operator of Fulk’s Bulk Milk Hauling for 48 years retiring in 1988.  He was also Mayor of Union City, IN from 1980 to 1988 and on City Council from 1976 to 1980.  Most recently he had operated Bill’s Saw Sharpening in Union City for the last 20 years.  He loved telling stories, wood working, baking and visiting, sharing many of his breads, pies and cookies with others in the community.  Bill volunteered for the Arts Association specifically for the Caboose project, playing conductor to tours of school children each spring.  He loved old cars, traveling, fishing, the Colts, I.U. Basketball, the Cincinnati Reds, and especially spending time with his family.  Bill was a member of the Turpen Lodge #401, Elks lodge #1534 both of Union City, Wesley United Methodist Church, the Preservation Society of Union City IN/OH and the Art Association of Randolph County.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mary Lou (Barnum) Fulk in November of 2005, his parents Celia Fulk Koenig and Edmon Fulk Sr., infant sons Joseph and Brian Fulk, brother James Fulk, and sisters Iris Fulk Marshall and Joyce Fulk Read.

He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Terry Jasenski of Greenville, grandson and granddaughter-in-law CJ and Emily Jasenski, great grandsons William (Liam) and Charles (Charlie) Jasenski all of Greenville, brothers Bob Fulk of Indianapolis and Ed Fulk of Union City as well as many nieces and nephews, good friends and neighbors and his loving companion Miss Kitty.  He was lovingly cared for by the many nurses and nursing assistants of the Brethren Retirement Community, third floor Rosewood for the past three months.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Reichard Funeral Home Inc. with Rev. Roberta Hart officiating.  Burial will follow at the Union City Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday June 29, 2011 from 5-8 PM at the Reichard Funeral Home Inc. 400 W. Deerfield Rd. Union City, IN.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Preservation Society of Union City IN/OH, the Art Association of Randolph Co., or the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund with envelopes available at the Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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