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James Paul Fulkerson

March 10, 1929 — November 8, 2023

Humboldt, TN

James Paul “Jim” Fulkerson, a beloved member of the community, passed away peacefully on November 8, 2023, at the age of 94. Born on March 10, 1929, in Metropolis, IL, Jim led a fulfilling and remarkable life, leaving behind cherished memories and a lasting legacy.

Throughout his life, Jim possessed a true passion for golf and gardening. Whether teeing off on the green or tending to his carefully cultivated gardens, Jim found fulfillment in these simple pleasures that enriched his life. Professionally, Jim excelled in the field of sales within the marketing industry.

Jim touched the lives of many, and his warmth, kindness, and genuine nature will be greatly missed. He leaves behind his adoring wife, Barbara Burrow Fulkerson, who shared a deep and cherished love with him. Their journey together was marked with laughter, companionship, and unwavering support, a testament to their deep connection.

In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by his son, Ryan Fulkerson and wife Emily; grandchild, Reid Fulkerson; sister, Eleanor Windhorst; sister-in-law, Judy Price and husband Johnny.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Roby and Elizabeth Cox Fulkerson; and 12 siblings.

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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