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Robert B. Fulton

Born: Sat., Jan. 30, 1932
Died: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 04, 2018
Location: Monaghan Funeral Home and Cremation Services

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 05, 2018
Location: Monaghan Funeral Home Chapel

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FULTON, Robert B. “Steamboat” 85, of Mechanicsville, departed this life, Tuesday, January 2, 2018 just shy of his 86th birthday. He was born in Richmond, VA to the late, Johnny Leon Fulton and Mary Pearl Ancarrow Fulton. He was also preceded in death by his wife; Mildred DeVilbiss Fulton, his son; Robert E. “Robby” Fulton, his daughter; Mildred Evelyn Fulton Walton, and his brother; Johnny Leon Fulton Jr. Robert is survived by his son; John Fulton (Pam); grandchildren, Sam Fulton, Evan Fulton (Kelly), Brandy Walton Mills (Chris), Christopher Walton, and Jessica Fulton; and one great-granddaughter Kylie Bonds. Robert joined the Virginia Air National Guard 149th Fighter Squadron in 1950. His unit was called to active federal service in the US Air Force in 1951, where he served until 1952. February 14, 1953, he married his Glen Allen High School sweetheart, Mildred Evelyn DeVilbiss. Following his military service, he returned home to Richmond and worked in the family business; Weldall Welding Company. He became the business owner and sole proprietor. In 1974 he purchased E. McLauchlan & Sons, Inc. and led that business until his retirement in 1996. He was an active coach and mentor in Chamberlayne Civic Association Youth Athletics. He was a longtime member of the Richmond Power Squadron. At the age of 60, he began playing golf and quickly began shooting some respectable scores. He was once able to shoot his age. Robert had many friends and led a very active social life in the communities in which he lived: Chamberlayne Hills, Wyndham, and Covenant Woods. He was especially fond of his Glen Allen High School group, which is very active to this day. He spent much of his lifetime with family and friends at the river cottage on the Rappahannock in Topping, Virginia. He ventured out on many fishing excursions into the river, out into the Chesapeake Bay, and out to the Atlantic Ocean. Many fish were caught, and many stories were told. The family will receive friends, Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 4-8 pm, at Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy. Mechanicsville, where a Funeral Service will be held, Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. (The family invites you to view the memorial tribute video by clicking on the link above. )  

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Patti Bartol
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018
Dear John and Pam,
Just read about your father and I’m so very sorry for you and your family. He surely must have been a fine man to have a son like you.

Deborah Mitchell- visiting angel
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018
Mr.Fulton I am so sorry for your loss. I didnt know your father for very long but he was a very nice man. It was my pleasure and honor to work with him. My prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Irene Kent Chamberlin
   Posted Fri January 05, 2018
Please accept the sincere sympathy of the Richmond Sail and Power Squadron on the death of your father. We have many fond memories of happy times shared together on and off the water.

Once again he and John Tighe will be together looking out for each other. Heaven will never be the same with those two reunited.

Irene Kent Chamberlin

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