Joseph A. Fulkerson, 77, of Volant, Washington Township, passed away at Grove City Medical Center on Sept. 21, 2009.

Mr. Fulkerson was the son of Maurice and Charlotte Elizabeth Height Fulkerson.

He married the former Deloras M. “Dolly” Brush on Jan. 19, 1952.

He owned and operated Joe Fulkerson Masonry in Volant, and was a member of Bricklayers Local 17 in New Castle, where he received his 50-year pin.

He attended Leesburg Presbyterian Church.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandson.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed working with his hands, gardening, working in his garage and being outdoors.

He is survived his wife, Dolly Fulkerson; two daughters and a son-in-law, Charlene N. and George Gargasz, and Cynthia L. McCann, all of Volant; three grandchildren, Joseph and Gregory Gargasz, and Abi McCann; and a great-grandson, Aidan Gargasz.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Maurice, Lewis and Donald Fulkerson; and three sisters, Blanche Pearl, Ruth Fraser and Shirley Leitera.

Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home, 1778 Perry Highway, Leesburg, tomorrow from 4 to 8 p.m.

A service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas Gomola, pastor of Leesburg Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Burial will follow in Carpenter Cemetery, Springfield Township, Mercer County.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Leesburg Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 1831 Perry Highway, Volant 16156.

Please sign the guestbook at www.legacy.com/ncnewsonline/Obituaries.asp.

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