OBITUARY

Roy Louis Fulton Sr.

December 4, 1957October 30, 2018

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Roy Louis Fulton Sr. who passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Roy was born on December 4, 1957 in Alexandria, LA. He grew up in Greenville, MS, where he met the love of his life, Janet Lynn Filer. Together they were very active in Ole Miss Football, boat racing and going to the lake most weekends. Roy was the only child of Lucille Murray Fulton, who passed in 2005 and Roy B. Fulton, who passed away in 2014. Both of Greenville, MS. Roy and Janet have two sons, Louis Fulton and Chris Fulton, both of Murfreesboro, TN. They also have a loving daughter in law, wife to Chris, Tori Fulton. Chris and Tori are excepting their first son in January. Services to celebrate Roy’s life will be held at three o’clock on the afternoon of Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Roselawn Funeral Home in Murfreesboro , TN. Roy attended St. Joseph Catholic School and then graduated in 1975 from Washington High School in Greenville, MS. From there Roy and Janet attended Ole Miss, the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. Roy earned his B.A. in mathematics in 1975 and then his M.B.A in management in 1981. Roy worked hard to support his loving family. He held various positions in Marine and RV retailing, wholesaling and manufacturing. He was vice-president of Performance Plus Products in Greenville, MS. He was product engineer of StarCraft in Delhi, LA. He then went to Murfreesboro to be product Engineer at Marine Group then product manager of Stratus/Javlin Engineering where he retired in July of 2000. Since his retirement, Roy was a leader at Primerica, helping people with investments and financial planning. When it came to racing, Roy was a very humble man. Most people do not know that he followed in his father's footsteps and still holds some world records in boating. In 1983, he set the Jesse Brent Memorial River Race record. It is a 420 mile race that runs from Greenville, MS to Vicksburg, MS twice. He had to dodge tow boats and their wake, debris, rock dykes and sandbags. He finished in 5:45:36 with an average speed of 73.2. In 1984, he set the record for the Southern Outboard Racing Association 200-235 H.P. stock class quarter mile at 94 mph. In 1985, he beat his record in the Jesse Brent Memorial River Race with a time of 5:15:53, averaging 80 mph. In 1991, he set the American Power Boat Association -200 H.P. class quarter mile at 93.4 mph. Also in 1991, he set the American Power Boat Association -150H.P. stock class quarter mile at 85.5 mph. Roy and Janet were involved in scouting for over 20 years. Both sons achieved the highest level of Eagle Scout which made them very proud. Roy was also an active member of the University of Mississippi Alumni and the N.R.A. Roy’s other passion besides all things sports was classic cars. He restored the Olds 442 he had in high school and has won several first place trophies in competitions. He was on the board of Honk, Rattle and Roll Classic Touring Car Club. Because Roy was a positive person who loved life, we are celebrating his life this Saturday. Visitation for Roy will be held from Eleven O’clock until Three O’clock at Roselawn Funeral Home in Murfreesboro, TN. There will be a pot luck lunch, videos and displays and we will be watching the Ole Miss game, so we can watch the game just like Roy would have done. So come and cheer the Rebels on to victory. At the end of the service Roy will be taken for one last ride in his Red Silverado from the funeral home to the Garden of Ascension in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Since Roy loved all sports, especially Ole Miss football, the family is requesting that you come celebrate by wearing your favorite team colors. Football (college or pro), Baseball, NASCAR, Hockey… Just like Roy, this is a casual affair. Come celebrate Roy’s Life with us this Saturday. In lieu of flowers, Janet requests donations are made to the Boy Scouts of America Trail of Tears district in the Middle TN Council located at 3414 Hillsboro Pike Nashville, TN 37215. Janet is also in the process of setting up scholarship fund at Ole Miss in Roy’s memory. He loved his Rebels. To leave thoughts or memories, visit www.roselawnfh.com. Roselawn Funeral Home is located at 5350 NW Broad Street Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Service to Celebrate Saturday, November 3, 2018
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Roy Louis Fulton Sr.

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