Robert “Bob” Fulgham of Salado, Texas died unexpectedly on the morning of February 16, 2019. A
proud, lifelong Texan, Bob was born on June 25, 1929, the second of four sons born to Katherine and
Dempsey Fulgham. He proudly served his country in the armed forces, earning a Purple Heart during
the Korean War. Upon his return from duty, Bob met the love of his life, the beautiful Joyce Williams of
Baton Rouge, who serendipitously was visiting the area to help her sister with a newborn baby. Bob
knew a good thing when he saw it and, in his inimitably low-key style, proposed marriage at the kitchen
table of mutual friends. As Bob embarked on a 42- year career with Santa Fe Railroad and Joyce worked
for Scott and White Hospital, the newlyweds settled in Temple, Tx. and raised two sons. Bob’s love of
the outdoors and the couple’s adventurous nature set the stage for years of family camping, hunting
and fishing trips, which blessed their sons with many happy memories.
Upon retirement, Bob and Joyce returned to the family farm and, with their own hands, labored to build
their dream home. Over the past three decades the couple could be found traversing the country in
their decked-out RV, fishing with friends on the Gulf Coast, visiting family in Baton Rouge and California,
and enjoying the beauty of nature in Colorado, Wyoming, and throughout the Southwest. Graced with a
loving and enduring bond, their lives were full with family, faith, hard work, dancing, and travel. A
lifelong believer, Bob was an active member of the 3C Cowboy Fellowship Church. May he be
welcomed with open arms into his heavenly home.
Bob was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Floyd "Bud" and Ted Fulgham. He leaves behind his
beloved wife Joyce, sons Russ (Lee Ann) and Reece (Leslie) Fulgham, brother Charles (Connie) and six
grandchildren: Katelyn, Hillary, Jessica, Connor, Hudson and Heath.
He also leaves his great-granddaughter,
Aspen, with whom he took particular delight, his nephew Keith Fulgham and family and niece Lori Williams.
We will miss our beloved, kind-hearted, smart, and virtuous patriarch, but are so grateful to have had
him in our lives.
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