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Kenneth R. Fultz 81, of Sun City Center, FL, formerly of Belle, WV, passed away on June 28th. He was born March 5th, 1935 in Upper Tygart, KY to Charles and Myrtle Fultz. His family moved to WV when Ken was one year old. He graduated from DuPont High School in 1953, and received his B.S. degree from Morris Harvey College in 1963. Ken served as the CEO of Montgomery General Hospital from 1966-1996. During his tenure, he served as Chairman of the WV Hospital Association. He spearheaded a major expansion that included a nursing home, parking garage, and clinics throughout the Kanawha Valley. He also served on various boards throughout the community, including Merchants National Bank and WV Institute of Technology. He volunteered his time and service to organizations, such as the Lion's Club and the Rotary, from which he was honored with the Paul Harris Fellow Award. Ken was a member of Mount Juliet United Methodist Church. He loved kids; from stocking his garage fridge with drinks for the neighborhood children, to his famous trips to 7-Eleven for candy with his grandchildren. He enjoyed playing basketball at Belle Playground and swimming at Pratt Pool with his family. In retirement, Ken took great joy in manicuring a perfect lawn and planting a garden that produced the best half runners anywhere.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, sister Betty Szasz, and two brothers, Bill and George. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 62 years, Jo, three daughters, Jean (Michael) Gordon of Brandon, FL; Linda (Anthony) Burke of China Grove, NC; and Brenda (Mike) Williams of Charleston, WV; grandchildren, Robert, Kristina (Matt), Jessica, Tyson, Joseph, Nicholas, Andrea, and Michael (Stephanie); and thirteen great-grandchildren. He also leaves two nephews Charles and John Szasz and their families.
His body
was donated to medical science. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, July 16 at Fiddler and Frame Funeral Home in Belle, WV, with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, in Ken's memory.
Published on July 6, 2016
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