Edward Beaty Fulbright

May 5, 1927September 14, 2013

Fulbright, Edward Beaty '49. He answered to many names, and wore many hats. He was a water ski, snow ski and driving instructor; parasail aficionado/seamstress; duct tape specialist; football coach; tennis pro; charm school professor; speling/grammar teacher; historian; Yell Leader; Chief cook and bottle washer; Grand Poo-Bah of the de-sissification of America Society; bridge animal; soldier; statesman and knightly gentleman. His most important role was as a dedicated family man. He was at his best presiding over the family he created. Born in Waco, Tx on May 5, 1927 to Henry Grady and Anne Beaty Fulbright, he graduated from Waco High School when it was the largest high school in Texas. He then entered Texas A&M. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Navy's V-5 pilot training program at the University of Pennsylvania. After the war, he returned to Texas A&M, was elected Yell Leader and earned his degree in civil engineering. Anxious to build bridges, he went to work for Austin Bridge Company and then formed Concho Construction Company. His engineering skills served him well. Reportedly, his various versions of Bridge Building for Dummies (printed on cocktail napkins) are going for a premium on Ebay. Second to his love of family was his devotion to Texas A&M. He was a charter member of the Twelfth Man Foundation, received the Jimmy Williams Award from the Dallas A&M Club, and was inducted into the Hall of Honor. More than one former head football coach still refer to him as Coach Fulbright. He led yells in living rooms, hotel lobbies and parking lots whenever the "Spirits" moved him. We could write volumes on the life of this fabulous man, but the greatest thing we can say is that he had Faith in his Lord and enjoyed sharing His blessings. He is survived by wife Marilyn, children Edward '73 and wife Patty, Charlie and wife Lisa, Elizabeth '78, Nancy and husband Jim, Diddy and husband Brendan; grand children Jeremy, Zachary and wife Tiffany; Dominic; Jake and wife Jana, Jennifer, Beau, Sarah, Luke, Jackson and Kaci; great grandsons Maddox and Noah. Brother John, sisters Martha and Mary, mother of his children Peggy and a loving group of outlaws, nieces and nephews. On September 14, 2013 he was reunited with his fearless son Ricky, his parents, brothers and Reveille I. Special thanks to all of his therapists and home support team that made his life better for the past two years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sisters of St. Mary Namur 909 W. Shaw St. Ft. Worth Tx 76110 or the Town North YMCA 4332 Northaven Rd. Dallas, Tx 75229. Visitation at St. Monica Catholic Church 9933 Midway Rd. Dallas, Tx 75220, 6:00 pm Thursday September 19, 2013 with the Holy Rosary recited at 7:00. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at noon at St. Monica on Friday September 20, 2013 with interment at Calvary Hill Cemetery immediately following.


  • Rosary Service Thursday, September 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 20, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, September 19, 2013

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September 30, 2013

Sure do miss him and will miss him Love to all Mary Ellen Carlton

Jill Lander

September 28, 2013

Marilyn I'm so sorry. However, you were lucky enough to marry and enjoy many years with the love of your life. We will always miss him and his fun loving spirit and I will never forget how kind you both were to me when I experienced my greatest loss. He sleeps with the angels now. I love you both...Jill

September 25, 2013

To Diddy and the entire Fulbright clan - my thoughts are with you. Sharing a loud "whoop" on behalf of your father/husband/brother. - Catherine Joseph Meyer

September 23, 2013

Hi Marilyn: So sorry to hear about Ed.My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Regards,Adrienne Krutilek

Bob '51 and Cleo Williamson

September 22, 2013

Farewell to a GREAT Aggie. He will be missed by all.

Carol Proctor

September 22, 2013

Mr. Fulbright had it right - faith, family, friends. I doubt he realized how his life and the way he lived impacted the lives of so many. We are lucky to have known him. With love and condolences to all of the Fulbright family, Ray and Carol Proctor

Tim Ryan

September 22, 2013

It was really easy to like Ed. He was fun, easy going and always seemed to have as much fun whether he was telling a story, listening to one or passing people he knew on the highway. In the forty seven years I knew him I can only remember one time he was mad – when, after telling me not to get jelly on his towel when we were skiing, I did just that. He was always kind when he let me win at tennis. He had a high style about him – who else could take off skiing from a houseboat and not get wet or have a car he called the ‘wombat'? He had a lot of loves in his life and a lot of people that loved him. The world will not have quite as much fun with Ed in a different place but those that knew him will always have the joy of being around him.

Marian and George Bryan

September 22, 2013

To all the Fulbright Family,
George and I are so sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers. I will always have the fondest memories of the Bastille Day tennis tournaments your family hosted and especially Mr. Fulbright cheering and "policing" all the kids in attendance!!! Your family is wonderful and we cherish your friendship.
George and Marian Haggar Bryan

Harvey and Deborah Smith

September 21, 2013

Ed Fullbright was my mentor and friend for forty years. I will miss him greatly. Deborah and I will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Ed, you really did raise me better than that.

David dupont

September 20, 2013

My love and condolences to all the family who have been such a large part of my formative years. You are EB's legacy; he lives on in you. You are the testament to his quick wit and wonderful sense of humor and zest for life and I am grateful to have been a part of that.