Fulton, Arkansas Baptist church planter strategist, dies at 65
FAYETTEVILLE – Gary Dean Fulton, 65, of West Fork, died Oct. 11 in Fayetteville. He was a church planter strategist with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.
"He was a dedicated husband, loving father, proud grandfather, pastor, missionary, mentor, and a friend to all. Because of his faithfulness to the Lord, countless lives have been changed and continue to be changed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Gary enjoyed preaching and spending time with his wife, kids, and grandkids. He was devoted to raising his family in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord. Gary loved sitting on the front porch with Susan while drinking coffee and watching the birds and the deer. He also enjoyed shooting, fishing, riding the grandkids on the tractor, and spending time with those he loved," reads an obituary from
Epting Funeral Home in Fayetteville."
He is survived by his wife of 45 years; six children: Stephen Fulton (Robin), Elizabeth Cunningham (Jeff), Andrew Fulton (Alyse), Caleb Fulton (Mishael), Abigail Vargas (Cito), and Gabriela Dixon (Mike); and 10 grandchildren: Cassidy Zelenka (Zachary), Isaiah Fulton, Milena Fulton, Anna Sofia Fulton, Madeline Fulton, Elizabeth Fulton, Isaias Vargas, Moriah Fulton, George Fulton, and Baby Fulton due March 2019; and a great-grandchild: Sawyer Zelenka; three siblings: Ronnie Fulton (Loretta), Jackie Fulton (Toni), and Tammy Horne (Steve); one sister-in-law, Janet Woods (Richard); eight nieces and nephews; and two great-nephews.
Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at First Baptist Church in Farmington, followed by a funeral at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Love Beyond Borders AR by visiting https://www.facebook.com/lovebeyondbordersar. Condolences may be made at eptingfuneralhome.webs.com.
He was born October 22, 1952 in Memphis, Tenn., to Lyle and Edith Fulton.