On Monday, February 1st in the evening hours, Robert Fulton passed away peacefully with his wife of 69 years by his side. He always lived on his own terms, but was happy to leave when the Lord called him to his eternal home.
Bob was born November 16, 1929 in Goose Creek, to parents; Gertrude and Johnnie Fulton. He was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School. Bob was a standout athlete in all sports, especially football and boxing. He played football at UT Tyler, where he earned his associate degree. He ended up declining a football scholarship to Florida, because he fell in love and chose to stay in Baytown and marry his beautiful bride. The way he loved and adored Sedonia was unmistakable to everyone they came in contact with. Although they were often called Barbie and Ken, Bob often adoringly referred to Sedonia as “the boss.” His answer to most of their decisions that needed to be made was always “whatever you want.”
Bob held memberships in St. John’s United Methodist Church, dual member at Baytown Masonic Lodge #1357, and Goose Creek Masonic Lodge #1192. Through his working years, he was an operator then supervisor for Occidental. He was the hardest working man we knew and held many other occupations to make sure he provided for his family, such as catering alongside his wife through Fulton’s Wedding Catering for 40+ years. Bob took pride in traveling with Sedonia, often attending Houston Oiler games. He loved outdoor work taking care of his yard, and gardening. He instilled his love for horses in his daughters, as well as his granddaughters. He enjoyed watching them ride for hours on end.
He always had sayings that were at times insightful, often witty, and always sarcastic. He was an honorable man, and continuously put everyone else’s needs before his own. Until the end, his positive outlook and sense of humor remained with him – his memories shared, laughs made, and his love abounding.
Mr. Fulton met his loved ones that have gone before who include his parents, his son, often referred to as #1: Robert Lynn Fulton, and brother: William R. “Bill” Fulton. His legacy is carried on by his wife of 70 years: Sedonia Osgood Fulton, his daughters, also referred to as #2: Cheryl Vandall and husband Jeff, #3: Christy Fulton and significant other Randy Shirley, and #4: Cindy Lewis and husband Parrish, sister: Janelle Goodall, brothers: James Fulton and Charlie Fulton, grandchildren: Anson, Jami, Brooklyn, Jessica, Lorin, and Morgan, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
The Pallbearers are Parrish Lewis, Jeff Vandall, Randy Shirley, Anson Fulton Berry, Mike Osgood, and Clint Stoerner. Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Cooley and David Epps.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., with funeral services beginning at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 8, 2021, at the Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Osgood Family Cemetery in Baytown.
In lieu of flowers please donate to American Heart Association or MD Anderson Cancer Society in memory of Robert H. Fulton.
Philippians 4:13: I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me!
We will forever cherish and remember you – we will stand taller and stronger, knowing you are watching over us.
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