Richard Ross Fulk

March 04, 1936 - September 08, 2021

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Tuesday, September 14, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel

Wednesday, September 15, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Wednesday, September 15, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Richard Ross Fulk, 85, of Powhatan, Virginia, and formerly of Rome City, Indiana, died Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at St. Francis Hospital in Midlothian, Virginia.

He was born March 4, 1936, in Wawaka to Ross J. and Grace (Gonser) Fulk.

On June 16, 1959, he married Lavorna B. Kimmel. She preceded him in death on January 12, 2020.

Mr. Fulk worked in construction as a manager and supervisor for Rieth-Riley for 30 years and for E & B Paving for seven years. He also worked as an operating engineer for Brooks Construction for 15 years. In his younger days, he was a farmer.

He was a member of the Brimfield United Methodist Church, Moose Lodge in Kendallville and Powhatan, Virginia, Mizpah Shrine in Fort Wayne, and the Kendallville Masonic Lodge.

Richard enjoyed fishing, building and remodeling homes, and socializing with friends.

Surviving are a son, Ricky Ross Fulk of Wawaka; two daughters, Linda (Shelton) Tackett of Powhatan, Virginia, and Cathy Temple of Kendallville; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Tona Halsey of Kendallville; and a brother, Wayne (Donita) Fulk of Kendallville.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Brady; and a brother, Kenneth Fulk.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 14, 2021, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville. A Masonic Lodge service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jerry Burghduff of the Brimfield United Methodist Church officiating.

Burial will follow at Orange Township Cemetery near Rome City.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Jeff Bunger
September 13th, 2021 11:32pm
Albion, IN

I'm sorry for your loss. Dick was my next door neighbor growing up and always was very helpful for my family. We could not asked for better neighbors. Our prayers are with your family.

Wendy and Mike Bidle
September 13th, 2021 9:21pm

Linda, Rick, Cathy and families, So very sorry for your loss. I have many good memories of your mom and dad as growing up neighbors. Our prayers are with you.

Melissa short
September 11th, 2021 9:33pm

So sorry for your loss. Dick was a great man.

Rita Newman
September 11th, 2021 8:49pm
Rome City

I'm so sorry to hear about Dick's passing. He was a wonderful neighbor for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sherman Sabie
September 10th, 2021 11:20pm
Sparta, Va

My sincerest condolences to all of Dick's family and friends. I met "Uncle" Dick 31 years ago at a family reunion when dating my now bride, Shari. He welcomed me right into the family and had everyone laughing and was basically the star attraction, if there had to be one picked. When ever we met after that, it was usually at some sort of table, and I had some very inspiring, heartfelt and comedic conversations with Uncle Dick. He was often in a mentorship mode (if you will) and full of advice, whether you wanted or not. I will miss Uncle Dick very much, such a pleasure to be around/with... I think everyone will miss him. RIP Uncle Dick. I'm certain Aunt Lavorna is glad to have you with her again.

Shelton Tackett
September 10th, 2021 10:54pm

Rest in Peace Dick. You have always been a mentor and an inspiration to me. I will miss you the rest of my days.