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Lawrence “Bruce” Fulton, 91

Born Sunday, December 8, 1929

Died Thursday, April 29, 2021

Lawrence “Bruce” Fulton of Fort Gibson, OK, was born December 8, 1929 in Muskogee, OK, to U.L. and Cecil (Ross) Fulton and peacefully passed away Thursday, April 29, 2021 in Muskogee, OK. Bruce received his formal education in Muskogee and graduated from Muskogee High School. He received his Bachelors of Science in Engineering while attending Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. Bruce enlisted in the United States Air Force in July of 1950. He was an electronics instructor for the Air Force. He was stationed in Guam during the Korean Conflict and served his country until July 1954. Bruce received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal with an Honorable discharge. Long before Bruce enlisted in the Air Force he had a passion for communications. Bruce got his first Ham radio and began building receivers, transmitters, and amplifiers while attending high school and began talking to people all around the world. His call sign was W5VTM and he told people that the VTM stood for Very Tired Man. After serving his country, Bruce used his electronic experience and expertise to open a TV retail and repair shop, Bruce’s TV in Haileyville, OK, Bruce opened and operated that business from 1970 to 1978. In 1985 Bruce opened Bruce’s TV on Lee Street, in Fort Gibson, serving all Northeastern Oklahoma until 1997. Bruce worked Civil Defense while living in Fort Gibson, keeping the town safe behind the scene, when bad weather or natural disasters would bring peril. Throughout his life, Bruce won numerous awards for his Ham radio operations including Most People Contacted and Longest Distance Contact. Bruce liked to fish if he ever got the chance. Bruce is preceded in death by his Parents, his wife Roma Jo (Shay) Fulton, and Brother, Wayne Fulton. He is lovingly survived by his son, Larry Fulton of Fort Gibson, OK, and two daughters, Donna Fulton of Chelsea, OK and Barbara Nation of Canadian, OK; 6 Grandchildren; and many friends. A private family service will be held at a later date. The family of Lawrence Bruce Fulton has entrusted his cremation and service to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555. Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home