S.G. Thibault Funeral Home

250 Penobscot Street, Rumford, ME


Joel Rocky Fulford

August 18, 1953August 12, 2019

Joel Rocky Fulford I, of Dixfield Maine left to be with the Lord on August 12th 2019 after an extended illness. He was born and raised in Lyons, GA to Thurston and Sula Fulford. Honorably discharged from the Army, he began working in construction under the title of Fulford Construction. He loved to work with his hands and often made the most beautiful wood crafts. He was a retired millwright from Verso Paper following 30 years of service. He enjoyed many recreational activities including camping, fishing and hunting and spending time with his millwright buddies and posting often on Facebook about the great meals that he shared with friends and family. He was a bike enthusiast. Riding his Harley-Davidson gave him much joy. Believing in the right to bear arms, Joel was an avid gun collector and love to shoot a wide array of guns. He was a great man who loved his children and even more, his grandchildren.

He was proceeded in death by his mother and father, Thurston and Sula Fulford, his sisters Frankie Sue Miles and Marolyn Parker, and his beautiful twin girls Gabrielle and Katrina Fulford. He leaves behind his children, Joel Alan (Jamie) and granddaughter Brooklyn of Tucson Arizona, Brandi Fulford and granddaughters Maddie Grace and Chrislyn Dennard of Douglas Georgia, Roxann Fulford (Clay Deen) of Douglas Ga, Joey Fulford of Screven Ga, As well as a lifelong partner Terry Bedard of Dixfield Maine, stepdaughter Andrea (Ian) Gleezen and their children Briar and Rylee, a sister Shirley (Larry) Denmark of Johnson’s Corner, Georgia and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to a special friend and mother of his children, Elaine Moseley as well as the Oncology Nurses and Androscoggin Hospice nurses.


  • If so desired, contributions in Joel’s memory may be made to the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice 15 Strawberry Avenue Lewiston, ME 04240.


  • A Celebration of Life at a later date in Georgia


Joel Rocky Fulford

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Joe Rapp

August 16, 2019

To the Fulford Family,
I had the pleasure to work with JR for a dozen years at the mill in Jay. He was a great millwright who worked everyday to improve the machines he worked on. We miss his dedication and the enjoyment he brought to us coming to work everyday. I want to tell you that the initials JR are etched in stone throughout the mill. Somehow every pour of concrete, from one end of the mill to the other, had the initials JR in it. RIP JR

Tammy Lynn

August 15, 2019

Uncle Rocky,
I will always remember you coming in laughing and joking around with the boys. Especially the times Caleb would always say he was going to hide in your suitcase and fly back with you to Maine. I also remember when you would ride your bike down to Ga. The boys would always have you ride them around town on it. You have truly touched so many lives and will be missed dearly. We are praying for Terry and the kids. Love, Tammy, Jay and Caleb