CAPE GIRARDEAU - Glenn D. Fulkerson, 89, died Dec. 10, 2005, in The Lutheran Home at Cape Girardeau.
Born Sept. 7, 1916, at Parma, son of the late James and Beulah Robertson Fulkerson, he was a World War II Veteran, having served in the United States Coast Guard. After five years in Granite City, Ill., eight years in Columbus, Ohio, and 11 years in St. Louis, he retired as an equipment specialist with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. He had a total of 27 years of government experience. During his career, he made numerous trips to the Red Stone Arsenal in Oklahoma, White Sands in New Mexico and the Marshall Islands in the Pacific. These trips were associated with the Nike Zeus Missile Project. His involvement was primarily in the procurement and testing of government equipment, as well as maintenance, direction and support for various types of heavy equipment used by the United States Army. He was a member of the Wally Byrum Caravan Club and Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau.
On Aug. 28, 1942, at Charleston, he married Zulema Harrington, who preceded him in death on July 4, 2005.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James H. and J.W. Fulkerson; and two sisters, Pearl Stone and Opal Williams.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Glenn Michael and Vicki Fulkerson of Kewadin, Mich.; three sisters, Alma Lewis, Beulah Eaton and Dorothy Gillespie, all of Bloomfield; and one granddaughter, Traci Fulkerson of Chapel Hill, N.C.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Revs. Susan Marner-Sides and Scott Moon will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery.