Byron Eugene Fullerton

Byron Eugene Fullerton
Byron Eugene ‘Gene’ Fullerton, a longtime resident of Allegan, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2009, at his home after a long illiness. Mr. Fullerton was born April 12, 1920 in Washington, Indiana to Raymond and Grace (Gilley) Fullerton. During WWII Gene served his country on the front lines in the U.S. Army, earned a Bronze Star and was discharged in 1945 as a Staff Sergeant. For 40 years he was employed with the J.C. Penney Co., retiring as the manager of the Kalamazoo store. He was a member of the Allegan United Methodist Church for 47 years and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. On June 1, 1947 in Washington, IN he married June Tharp, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Linda (Wayne) Wood of Williamson, NY and Brenda (Bruce) Carroll of Allegan; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lyndle McIlwain of Baton Rouge, LA. Gene was preceded in death by his brother, Billy Fullerton. Friends may meet the family from 4 to 7 P.M. today at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, Pastor Bob Stover officiating. Military Honors at Hudson Corners Cemetery, Allegan, will be conducted by V.F.W. Post #3030. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice in Allegan.
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