Obituary of John Robert Fulcher
John R. Fulcher
His wife by his side, John R. Fulcher (89) passed away peacefully on August 8, 2018 at his home in Clarksdale. Graveside services will be held at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Noxapater, Mississippi at 1:00 p.m. on August 10, 2018 with Brother Charles Langford officiating.
Mr. Fulcher was born June 26, 1929 in Winston County, Mississippi to Rural Lucian and Jessie Yarbrough Fulcher. He was devoted to his wife, Lora Edwards for nearly 7 decades.
He graduated from Mississippi State College in 1953 after serving a year of US Army active duty in Korea where he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service in a combat zone as a platoon sergeant.
He enjoying nearly 60 years of agricultural service throughout the Delta region. As County Agent, he dedicated 31 years of service to Mississippi State University Extension Service. As a "Life Member" of Mississippi Association County Agricultural Agents he served as State Association President in 1975. While serving as County Agent in Washington County he served as president of the Tri-State Soybean Association. He had a second career with Stoneville Pedigreed Seed and DuPont Pioneer. Mr. Fulcher was also a Rotarian and a member of Lyon Methodist Church.
Mr. Fulcher is preceded in death by daughter, Amy, his parents and 5 siblings. He leaves his wife, daughter, Ann (Rusty) Ruscoe, grandchildren, Rhett (Cassie) Ruscoe, John Landon Ruscoe, Amy Lauren Jackson and Abby Bell, great grandchildren, Avery and Landon Ruscoe and Ryder Jackson.