OBITUARY

William Robert Fulkerson

June 4, 1959April 28, 2021
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William Robert Fulkerson, 61, of Diana, passed away on April 28, in Longview. He was born in Lawrence, Kansas to Judy Cullen and Thomas Franklin Fulkerson. William served in the United States Army earning the rank of E-4. Following his Military service he attended McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. William has a love for music specifically with the guitar, over the years he developed a beautiful collection of guitars, which he used to share his love of music. William and his wife Linda loved traveling and attending live music events. As a faithful Patriot and a lover of this beautiful county William enjoyed sharing that passion with his friends and family. He is survived by his adoring wife Linda, children: Jerome, Robert and Brian, stepchildren; Tiffany, Tony and Britnee Scalia, many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, as well as a host of grandchildren which he was fiercely protective of.

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    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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Britnee Scalia

May 7, 2021

Bill I'm not good at this or even know what to say or how to act in this situation. Losing someone I looked up to as my only real father figure, you did an amazing job loving my mom and her children as if we were your own front the start, even as adults. I have many memories of you ranging from silently chuckling to myself just listening to you go off about politics, your beliefs were so pure and straight from the heart. To having conversations about old bands and music we had in common. My favorite memory though, as I'm sure is others, is just simply sitting and listening to you do what you loved best...playing that guitar and you did it damn well! I can't wait to see you again and get one of your huge bear hugs and sit with you and listen to you jam out for eternity! I will miss you dearly, as will my girls but I have comfort knowing you're no longer in pain and up there always with us, protecting us! I Love You!! Rock On!! 🤙

Linda Fulkerson

May 7, 2021

A thoughtful husband, my best friend, my rock and the love of my life. I remember every place we would go, you always wanted to try new restaurants and you always wanted to try new adventures. you always wanting to visit the local guitar center because of your love of music.I also remember last year you spoke about how big the garden was going to be this year. You really loved gardening baby and I know you was looking forward to going to Alaska and catching that damn coon that keeps eating the dog food outside.
Baby, I’m trying my best to keep busy but it’s not easy. I’ll do my best to get the taxes done this year. It won’t be as perfect as when you did them. Nothing is the same anymore without you here. But anytime I want to see you, I will just close my eyes and you will there smiling at me playing your guitar or sitting in your recliner.
Baby, you will always be with me no matter where life takes me. And just as you loved me until your dying day, so I will too love you until mine. Build that log house in the sky for when I get there baby I love you.

Linda

Linda Fulkerson

May 7, 2021

Everywhere I go is a memory of you. Of us. Painful reminders all around here of how much we loved each other. I remember the sound of your voice each morning as we drank her coffee together and we’ll talk about politics sports and what the day will lead. I remember that day, April 28. I remember the horrible pain fear and all consuming grief and confusion knowing you were truly gone forever and there wasn’t anything I could do about it. I miss you so much. I know you’re suffering is over but I want you here with me. I’m selfish like that. I want to see your text every day. I want to hear you call me sweetness just one more time. Baby you were so many things to me.
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Dale Dillon

May 5, 2021

One of my fondest memories of Bill is the time he and I spent together in my man cave enjoying a cold beer watching music videos on tv talking about music and the concerts we had been too Listening to Bill talk politics was entertaining Bill sure loved his Kansas City chiefs but hated all the referees that called the game because they cheated and caused the chiefs to lose I truly regret that Bill and I never took the girls to Memphis see again one day keep picking

Lorianne Fulkerson

May 5, 2021

Words are stuck, but art is my language. So, Bill, this is my way to tell you how much I love you. You were such a caring and loving uncle. Even though we didn't spoke much and saw even less, I never ever douted in your love.
You will always have a warm and soft place in my heart.
Lorianne

Brian Fulkerson

May 5, 2021

Diana Evenson

May 5, 2021

Dear Lord Jesus,

Today is going to be a very difficult day. Today they celebrate the life of Bill. Linda will hear story after story. The family will remember. Linda will remember, cry and even laugh. Please, Lord, be with Linda and the entire family and friends that gather today to celebrate and remember and HONOR Bill today. Please let them know that YES it IS okay to laugh. It IS okay to cry. It IS okay to just BE. All are types of grieving. Please, Lord, help Linda to grieve fully and completely in her own way in her timing/Your timing. Help her Lord. Please do the same for each and every family member and friend. All of us are grieving his home-going Lord. We are happy he isn’t suffering anymore, Lord. But, we are truly sad that we have to be without him here on earth so soon. Thank you, Lord, for hearing our hearts and holding us tight. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Cathy Hartley

May 5, 2021

Bill...
Thank you for loving my sister Linda like she deserved to be loved. And being the most awesome dad, stepdad & papa.
We are going to miss your famous cheeseball at Christmas!! You were clearly a blessing to all of us. I wish I could have had the privilege to hear you play. But I know you are playing your heart out up in heaven !! We love you Bill and will miss you every single day
RIP

Marc Fulkerson

May 5, 2021

My beloved brother Bill,
On the road through this life, you are my longest continual companion.
Yes, as kids we fought with each other as siblings are wont to do, yet when threatened from the outside we always stood side by side.
Throughout our lives we were at times right there together physically, other times we were thousands of miles apart but our spirits were never separated.
Though God brought you home much sooner than I wanted or expected, it is not for me to question why. But you should know you affected my life in ways that you didn't realize. When you asked for advice on overcoming a health challenge or on things that you could do to be healthier, I did not always have all of the answers. When that was the case, I made sure I was going to find those answers because I was not going to let you down. This has made me a more knowledgeable and better Doctor.
I've never told you this, or anyone else. Several years ago I was studying Alex Gray's artwork called "The Wounded Healer" .During this study the realization came to me that it was Dad's passing at such a young age that was the catalyst for the dream as a college freshman that gave me certainty of exactly what I was here to do. The heart of the healer was born that morning. Over the years you have played a huge role in expanding my mind of a healer.
What I understood from that art was that every life that I have saved, every person who I've helped live their lives more comfortably or work easier, every mother who I have helped enjoy a more comfortable pregnancy or the athletes who have improved their performance etc... Dad's spirit still lived through these patients. As you have inspired me to expand my horizons, you too will continue to live through every person who I help heal.
Bill, the road has been long with many peaks and valleys and it's been cut way to short but I write not to say goodbye but I'll see you again when it's my turn to go.
I love you, I always have and I always will,
Marc

Jan Dillon

May 4, 2021

You have been on my mind a lot today it’s been an emotional day for me Bill was my brother in law but was more like a brother we would pick on each other a lot he made my sister Linda so happy and could see the love between them you will be so missed but gives us all comfort that we will all see you again Bill you are not in our sight but will always be in our hearts Till we meet again ❤️

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