James Kenneth Fulkerson, Jr. (Jim, Jimbo), 68 of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2022 in Climax Springs, Missouri.
He was born in Kansas City, Missouri on January 30, 1954 to James and Bernice (Morgan) Fulkerson.
Jim graduated from Ruskin High School in Kansas City, Missouri in 1972. He worked as a truck driver for Associated Wholesale Grocers and for Fleming Foods, and for Econolift installing and repairing boat lifts. The job he loved the most was that of firefighter and EMT for Sunrise Beach Fire Department. Jim loved to fish, hunt, and play his banjo.
He is survived by his wife of eleven years, Corinne Marquez Fulkerson; his son, Joshua Fulkerson; step-daughters, Tatiana LeClair and Alexis Meinershagen; step-son, Seth Taylor; step-grandchildren, Quest, Journey, Corina, and Aksel; sisters, Linda Sumonja and Tanda Allen (Bob); "adopted" sons, James Butterfield, Ethan Baxter, and Jake Reed; and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, two nephews, Adam Veach and Brett Allen, and step-daughter, Andralee (Iya) Taylor.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, July 15, 2022 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at Sunrise Beach Little Theater in Sunrise Beach, Missouri. Graveside services will be held Friday, July 15, 2022 at 11:00 am at Climax Springs Cemetery in Climax Springs, Missouri.
Memorial donations are suggested to the family.