Robert Merritt Fulcher, 77, of Bassett, Virginia passed away Monday, March 8, 2021, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born February 2, 1944, in Henry County to the late Garland Kenneth and Ida Lula Turner Fulcher. He was a member of Fort Trial Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon, former Sunday School Teacher, Music Leader, and bus driver for the senior citizens. He graduated from Bassett High School in 1961, Ferrum College, and School of Radiologic Technology at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Fulcher is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judy Pilson Fulcher; daughter, Elizabeth Merritt Fulcher; son Jon Matthew Fulcher (Katie); brother, Larry D. Fulcher; sister, Sandra Fulcher Shuford (Randy); grandchildren, Zack Fleming (Taylor), Ashlyn Fleming, Kate Fleming, Sydney Fulcher, Caroline Fulcher, Claire Fulcher, Grant Fulcher; and beloved dog, Sophie.
Robert started an x-ray school in Newport News and later taught x-ray at Duke University. He moved the family back home to own and manage Doyle Ready Mix. After selling Doyle Ready Mix, he sold insurance and later returned to x-ray. After retiring, he cared for residents of HopeTree Family Services. Most recently, he loved driving for the Nelson Group.
There will be a memorial service Thursday, March 11, 2021, at 6:00 P. M., at Fort Trial Baptist Church, with Dr. Joey McNeil officiating. Donations may be made to Fort Trial Baptist Church Building Fund, 170 Oak Level Road, Stanleytown, Virginia 24168 or HopeTree, P. O. Box 860, Salem, Virginia 24153.
Wright Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net