Printiss Fulton, age 91 of Smyrna died Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at his home. A native of Gholson, MS he was the son of the late Daniel Printiss and Maggie Crocker Fulton. He was also preceded in death by his first wife Willadean Fulton, an infant daughter Julia Faye Fulton and eight brothers and sisters.
Mr. Fulton is survived by his wife Betty Fulton; sons, Rodney Fulton of Harvest, Alabama, Geoffrey Fulton and his wife Sherry of Rochester, IN and Keith Fulton and his wife, Lynn of Bartlett, TN; step-children Gwenneth Threadgill and her husband Gene of Troy, AL, and Kevin Bradfield of San Francisco, CA; a sister, Rubye Jackson of McAlister, OK; grandchildren, Angela Fulton of Culver, IN, Chris Fulton of Oakland, TN and Dustin Fulton of Hermitage, TN, Rodney Fulton II of Rochester, IN, Lori Kairdolf of Pelham, NY; step grandchildren Megan Bradfield of San Francisco, CA, Spencer Bradfield of Tulsa, OK, Stacy Krumme of Columbia, MO, Rachel Pritchett and Regan Bell both of Troy, AL and seven great-grandchildren.
Mr. Fulton was a member of First United Methodist Church in Smyrna where he taught Sunday school for over 50 years. He was a proud veteran of World War II where he served in the Army in the European Theatre where he fought in the Normandy Campaign and the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Fulton, as a member of the USAF, took part in the Berlin Air Lift in 1948 and later participated in 99 combat missions during the Korean War. He was retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of service with the rank of Chief Master Sargent. Mr. Fulton served as Boy Scout Master in 1964, Troop 415 and managed one of the first little league baseball teams in Smyrna in 1958 and would continue to be involved in the program for 15 years.
Funeral Services will be Saturday at 11:00AM at Smyrna First United Methodist Church with Rev. Loyd Mabry officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Family will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00PM to 8:00 PM at Woodfin Chapel in Smyrna.
Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Smyrna. An online guestbook is available for Mr. Fulton at www.woodfinchapel.com