William Edwin Fulk

October 9, 1940July 16, 2018

William Edwin Fulk, 77, of Myerstown, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018 in the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He was the husband of Judith Anne Poorman Fulk. He was born in Harrisonburg, VA, on October 9, 1940, a son of the late Frederick and Martha Brightbill Fulk. Bill was owner of the former Buy-Rite Grocery Store and owned real estate properties in Myerstown. In his younger years, he played and coached in the Detroit Tigers professional baseball organization for 10 years. Bill was a 1962 graduate of West Chester State College, PA, where he was co-captain of their 1961 NCAA Soccer Championship team. He was a member of the Myerstown Church of the Brethren and Central Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, Keith Fulk and wife Mara; and Derek Fulk; grandchildren, Kiara Fulk and Alessandro Fulk; sister, Faye Chepulis and husband Jerry; nieces, Krista Chepulis, Stacey Maus and Amy Batcho; brother in law, Danny Poorman and wife Cathy. A celebration of his life will be held privately. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling his arrangements. Visit our website at for an extended obituary and a place to share your fond memories and condolences.


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Penny Honker Kuzmenko

July 30, 2018

Judy and Family
I am sorry for your immense loss. I have fond memories of the 1958 Championship Soccer Games. My Mother drove a few of us 8th graders all the way to Upper Darby for the big game. Billy was always kind to the lower grade students and later when I visited my parents I’d see him at the store. He and his parents were always friendly. Fond memories!
My best wishes to you!

Andy Woolley

July 25, 2018

I had the privilege of getting to know Coach Fulk while playing on the LVC Baseball Team from 2011-2015. We bonded over our shared love of all aspects of the game, but I will remember him most for his generous heart and genuine care for those he came across. May God bless you and have both His and Coach Bill’s presence felt during this time.

Donna Spraut

July 21, 2018

My sympathies go out to the Fulk family.. I will remember Bill fondly working with him for several years, He always had a story to tell....He enjoyed talking with his friends and customers.
Judi, and the family my Prayers are with you all in this difficult time... R.I.P. Bill
Donna Spraut

Dana Reich

July 21, 2018

My deepest sympathy goes out to the Fulk family. I have many memories from bill coming over to Wilhelms joking and telling stories. Going over to the buyrite buying those special order sandwiches or just a mid morning snack. Thank you bill for the wonderful memories.

Debbie Zimmerman

July 20, 2018

Judy, Keith, Derek and families,

Our deepest sympathy in Bill’s passing. May God be near to you all now. May Happy Memories bring comfort to you now. Judy caring for him constantly should be a comfort, as you did all you could.
Love to you all
George and Debbie

Barry Gorman

July 20, 2018

RIP Bill. You will always be part of the many fond memories I cherish from my time spent with ELCO soccer and the Eastern Lebanon County community. Thoughts and prayers with your loved ones and all those who called you friend.

Bradley Stegman

July 20, 2018

When visiting my mother "Phyllis Wilson", I would often stop by the Buy Rite to purchase groceries for my weekend stay. Bill would always ask me how my mother and I were doing. When my mother would visit the store, he would always inquire to see what I was up to. I was always appreciative to his interest in our well being. He was a genuine, sincere, and respectful gentleman. We will miss him dearly.

My mother and I convey our sincere condolences to Bill's family and loved ones for the loss of a wonderful human being.

Barbara Parks

July 20, 2018

Judy, Danny, Cathy and your whole family have my deepest sympathy at this sad and difficult time. Bill is most likely already rounding up old friends for a baseball game. Find solace in knowing he will be remembered by many, and is now at peace at Home with the Lord.

Herb Hibshman

July 20, 2018

Bill and I played soccer and basketball together and graduated from Myerstown High School with the Class of 1958. My prayers and love go out to Judy and all of Bill's family at this time of loss. Remember that no one can take the memories from us. May God's presence provide you with some peace and comfort. With Christian Love,
Herb, Sharon, Guy, and Carl Hibshman

Peter Smith

July 20, 2018

Mr Fulk what a Super person, the biggest compliment I can give is I always looked forward to seeing him because I knew I would be laughing right away being in his presence. He always had a kind word to see how you were doing but then he would follow up with a little dig to get you and him both smiling and joking. He was a top athlete but you wouldn’t know it I never heard say a word about his successes as a baseball player or soccer player. A very hard working and completely down to earth Guy, We don’t have enough people like Mr Fulk. He will always be remembered and very fondly by us.
The Smith Family:Pittsburgh PA