Dave B. Fulkerson, 78, Warsaw, passed away at 9:41 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 in Warsaw.
He was born Sept. 25, 1938 in Owensboro, Ky. to Walter Douglas Fulkerson and Mary Helen Walden.
He was a Warsaw resident since 1982 and is formerly of Columbia City and Fort Wayne. He was united in marriage in Wabash on June 9, 1972 to Eugenia Nixon until 1999.
He served as Athletic Director for Warsaw Community Schools from 1982 to 2009. In his tenure, as Athletic Director the Warsaw Schools built a strong athletic program attaining numerous awards and State Championships in various sports. Furthermore, he was an active participant and supporter of all Warsaw school students taking a sincere interest in their personal and educational development.
He was a 1960 graduate of the University of Evansville with a B.S. degree in Secondary Education. Post-graduation he continued as a basketball recruiter for Evansville and was member when the school won the NCAA Division Three Championship. Also, he graduated from St. Francis College with a Master’s degree in School Administration in 1981.He was a Physical Education Teacher for the Windsor, IL schools, White’s Institute, Wabash Schools, St. Francis College, and Columbia City. During his career, he coached Basketball, Baseball, served as Pool Director and Athletic Director.
Survivors include a son, Dr. Daniel (spouse Amy) Fulkerson, MD of Zionsville; daughter, Jodi (spouse Ace) Ramirez of Zionsville; grandchildren: Emma, Daniel, Noah, Luke and Leah Fulkerson, Alex Fulkerson and David Goad; and a sister, Connie (Fulkerson) Morris of Shorewood.
He was preceded by his foster parents, John and Maxine Peebles; brothers: Ronnie Peebles and John Roach; and a sister, Shirley Roach.
Visitation hours are scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 in the Performing Arts Center of Warsaw Community High School, with calling one hour prior to the service. Larry Burkhart will officiate the services with interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Memorial contributions may to in his memory to Baker Youth Clubs 1401 E. Smith St. Warsaw, IN 46580 or White’s Residential and Family Services 5233 S. 50E Wabash, IN 46992
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