Jack L. Fulton, 80, of Defiance, passed away Saturday morning, December 8, 2012, in the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.
He was born September 4, 1932, in Delphos, Ohio, and was the son of Carl and Hazel (Fair) Fulton.
Jack is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sharon (Chandler) Fulton, who he married on May 20, 1961. He is also survived by two daughters, Cheryl Leksan of Cincinnati and Leigh Anne (Tomas) Hood of Omaha, Nebraska; and five grandchildren, Nicholas, Erika and Greg Leksan, Ashley and Robert Brown.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, William and Robert Fulton.
Jack graduated in 1950 from Delphos-Jefferson High School, joined the U.S. Air Force and served from 1952-1956. In 1959, he went into the State Highway Patrol academy. He was part of the 54th graduating class. Jack worked in the patrol for 26 years and retired as a sergeant in 1983. In addition, he worked at H&R Block for 20 years. His memberships included the American Legion, Defiance, and the Riverside Greens Golf Course, Stryker. Jack was an active member of the Ayersville United Methodist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir. He liked playing cards and was an avid golfer. But most of all, he adored his grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Friday, December 14, 2012, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, and one hour prior to the funeral on Saturday. A funeral service to celebrate his life will be Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Ayersville United Methodist Church with Rev. Clarence Dinnen officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Defiance.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like contributions to the American Cancer Society, Ayersville United Methodist Church or Community Health Professionals Hospice of Defiance. Online condolences may be made at www.HCSfuneralhome.com.