Memorial service for Ben M. Fulton 92, of Myra are set for Saturday March 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Geo. J. Carroll and Son Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bob Massey officating. Mr. Fulton passed away on March 28, 2012 in Gainesville.
Ben was born on March 22, 1920 in Myra Tx, to Issac C. and Mildred Jane Jones Fulton. Ben was a graduate of Texas A & M he received a BA degree in agronomy and agricultural education in 1947 and his masters degree in 1951. During World War II he served in the marine Corps as a Master Sergeant seeing action in the South Pacific and took part in the invasions of the Solomon Islands, New Georgia and Bouganville. He married Janet Kappelman on March 25, 1948 in Bonham Tx. Ben then moved to Quannah Tx in 1967 to assume the position of district conservationist and served there for twenty years after having served with the Soil Conseration Service in Clarksville, Henrietta and Archer City, prior to joining the SCS, he taught vocational agriculture for three years in Bonham Tx. Mr. Fulton was employed by MHMR for serveral before retiring to ranching. Ben loved to paint and especially landscapes and outdoor scenes. Ben is survived by a son Murray Fulton of Lindsay Tx and daughter and son in law Hollie and David Finley of Colleyville Tx, one grandson and a sister Nell Powell of Myra Tx. He was preceded in death by his parents ,and wife Janet Fulton. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. You may sign the on line registry at geojcarroll.com