July 27, 1943 ~ July 17, 2018

Born in: Rockwood, TN,
Resided in: Fairview, North Carolina

David Joseph Fulks, 74, of Fairview, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at the CarePartners Solace Center. A native of Rockwood, TN, David was a son of the late Charles and Eva Lee Brown Fulks. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn Booth Fulks. David retired from Emmanuel Christian Seminary in 2009 following 28 years of service as the Director of Admissions for the seminary. He graduated from Emmanuel School of Religion in 1965 and received his Master’s degree from Emmanuel in 1970. He served churches in North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, and Tennessee before returning to Emmanuel in 1982. He is remembered fondly for the encouragement he gave new Emmanuel students as they enrolled and settled into the community. He is survived by his wife, Shaun Riley Tate Fulks; sons, Paul David Fulks, Mark Fulks and wife Mindy, and Matt Fulks and wife Sonya; brothers, Charles (Jeanne), Dan (Jill) and Steven Fulks (Bonnie); grandchildren, Courtney (Sean), Taylor, Derek, Abbey, Leyna, David, great-granddaughter, Savannah; and many other family members His family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Crossroads Christian Church, 1300 Suncrest Drive, Gray, TN 37615, followed by a Celebration of David’s Life at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2018. Pastor Brian Chadwick, of Blue Ridge Christian Church, Mills River, and Pastor Joe Mullen, of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Asheville, will officiate. Inurnment will follow at Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Milligan College. In lieu of flowers, David’s family asks that memorials be made to the Blue Ridge Christian Church Children’s Wing, 147 Oren Dr., Mills River, NC 28759. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. Matt and Sonya and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. We know how difficult this time is and how very close you were as a family.
    May prayer, love and caring of friends help you through this very difficult time in your life. Sending our love

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  2. Dear Shaun & family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We mourn David’s loss, but know he is rejoicing in Heaven. Looking forward to that day when we all get to Heaven together forevermore. May God carry you through this difficult time as only He can do. Love & Prayers

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  3. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. I will miss Dave’s friendship and support. I’ll really miss his awful jokes. He was always a true and beloved friend.

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  4. Shaun, Jim and I are lifting you and the family up in the loss of David. He sounded like such a fine man. I know he was blessed to spend his final years with you. I’m looking forward to meeting him and seeing Bill and Buddy again… one fine day. Much love, Kay

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  5. One of the finest men we’ve known. Thank you, David, for your genuine kindness, your sense of humor, and for the example of Christian love you showed us…our love to you, Shaun and your family.

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  6. Shaun and family — I am extremely sorry to hear that all of you lost such a wonderful man. Praying for all of you for comfort and peace that only the Lord can give in the coming days.

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  7. So sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was a great encourager, a friend, always took time to make those around him feel welcomed and loved. My life was blessed very much by knowing him and working with him at campus ministry events. Another great man of God has gone home. Blessings to you all and God’s comfort in your grief.

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