Owen V. Fulford, age 85 of Linton, passed away at 6:00 A.M. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Lyons Health and Living Center in Lyons. He was born on February 25, 1928, the son of Fred & Alta LaVerne (Beal) Fulford.
He was a United States Army Air Corps World War II veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Post #22 & a former member of the Masonic Lodge #560, both of Linton. Owen married Phyllis Ann (Potter) Fulford on April 20, 1947. During their 50 years of marriage, their home was a place for many family and friends to gather.
Owen retired from NAD Crane where he worked as an electronic engineer. Following his retirement, he stayed busy in his garage while working on one project or another. If someone needed something fixed, he would fix it asking nothing in return. He also spent many pleasurable hours as a driver for Turner Coach Company of Terre Haute.
He is survived by his wife whom he married Feb. 8, 2003, Karen (Fulk) Fulford of Linton, a son, Owen Dennis Fulford (Sue Evans) of Linton, a daughter, Tawni (Fulford) Prudhomme of Linton, three grandsons, Justin Fulford (Margaret Zeh) of Indianapolis, & Wade Fulford (Amber) of West Terre Haute, and Joshua Prudhomme (Leah Beebee) of Bloomington, three step-children, Melissa Ferguson (James), Shawna English (Kim), and Todd Fulford (Sandra), all of Calvertsville, three step-grandchildren, Eli & Samantha Carpenter and Cassie Campbell, three brothers, Richard Fulford (Ruby) of Arizona, Ralph Fulford (Carol) of Linton, and Ted Fulford (Linda) of Lyons, four great-grandchildren, and a foster son, James Goodwin of Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis Fulford on Mar. 1, 1998, his son-in-law, Andrew Prudhomme on Sept. 12, 2012, two infant grandsons, James Ryan and Andrew Jared Prudhomme, three brothers, Robert, Claude, & Clyde Fulford, his sister, Dorothy Glaspie, and his parents.
Graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Linton at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, with Pat Kelly officiating. Military honors will be given by the American Legion Post #22 of Linton.
Arrangements are handled by Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton. There will be no visitation.