Homer Fulton passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday February 12th, 2020 at Caring Hearts residential home. He was born on February 2, 1929 in Webber Falls, Oklahoma - the son of Samuel and Lillie Fulton.
He lived in Oklahoma and attended Dwight Mission School, part of the Cherokee Nation, until his early teens, when he and his family journeyed west to Bakersfield, CA. Many seasons were spent traveling between Bakersfield and San Jose, where he worked at Tri – Valley Cannery. It was there that he met Eleanor Haugh, who would later become his long-time companion and wife. Throughout the next 50 years, he became a part of the Ironworker’s Union, where he was a valued employee at both San Jose Steel, Reinholm Crane and Rigging and San Jose Crane and Rigging. One of the major highlights of his career was playing a part in the historical prank involving the “Monument to Nowhere” overpass, where a 1960 Chevy Impala was lifted by crane and placed on the edge of the unfinished ramp.
Homer was an avid outdoorsman. He loved camping with family and friends, hunting, and fishing. He was also well known for his green thumb and had a knack for gardening. He spent as much time as possible on his 40 acres of land in Mariposa County. He had a reputation for being a bit of a card shark, and enjoyed gambling on occasion, but ultimately was a family man. He is remembered by family and friends as always having a love for music and playing guitar.
Homer was united in marriage to Eleanor Ann Haugh on July 2nd, 1950 and they continued their loving union for 56 years until she preceded him in death on August 8th, 2006. He is survived and remembered by his seven children: James (Rosa) Fulton, Carol (Phil) Fisher, Harold (Tish) Fulton, Sharon (Richard) Jimenez, Diane Gonsalves, Laura (Paul) Santana, and Margaret Rodriguez. He is further survived by 17 grandchildren, 18 great grand children and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
Services will be held at Darling & Fischer Garden Chapel – 471 E. Santa Clara Street on Thursday, February 20th, 2020 at 11:30 am. Internment will take place at Oak Hill Memorial Park following services.
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