Joseph Hoover Fulcher

Born: Fri., Nov. 9, 1928
Died: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Mon., Dec. 30, 2019
Location: Prospect Community Cemetery

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Joseph Hoover Fulcher, 91 of Prospect and a retired employee of Babcock & Wilcox in Lynchburg, died peacefully at his home on Friday, December 27, 2019. He was born November 9, 1928 in Dillwyn to the late James Rosser and Mary Elizabeth Jamerson Fulcher. He was married to his beloved wife of 68 years Gladys Elizabeth Scruggs Fulcher who preceded him in death.

Joe was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church and was a founding father of the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department. He served his country in the United States Air Force at an early age and later enlisted with the United States Army in June 1951 and transferred to the Army Reserve in May of 1953. He received an Honorable Discharge in December 1956.

He is survived by one son, Joseph Madison Fulcher, of Prospect; one daughter, Ann Fulcher Simmons and husband Rick, of Pamplin; two brothers, Henry (Joyce) Fulcher of Farmville and David Fulcher, of Dillwyn; six sisters, Mary Pearl Fulcher and May F. Fulcher, both of Farmville, Elsie St. John of Richmond, Marie Garrett, of Dillwyn, Nancy LeSueur, of Ruffin, NC and Betty Fulcher, of Lynchburg; two grandsons, Ben (Angela) Fulcher and Jake Fulcher, both of Cumberland County and four great-grandchildren, Kristen, Kayla, Lauren and Chance "Lil Man"; and a number of nieces and nephews


A graveside service will be held at the Prospect Community Cemetery, on Monday, December 30th, at 11:00 am.

Officiating Service

Rev. John Flood.

Memorial contributions may be made to Centra Hospice, 1705 East Third Street, Farmville, VA  23901.

 Shorter Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Howard Bucknam & Iris Austin
   Posted Sun December 29, 2019
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers in your time of loss. I've always liked Joe. He was a great and kind person and will surely be missed by all that knew him!


Mike & Freida Hensley
   Posted Sun December 29, 2019
We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer Dunevant-Letterman
   Posted Mon December 30, 2019
Dearest Anne-
Remembering the beautiful friendship our Daddy's had that began so many years ago in Dillywn. So grateful for his service to our Country and for everything he was to our family. God bless you all...

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