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Pinkney Fulk

veteranOct 15th, 1928 - Mar 2nd, 2020

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora 

Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Saturday evening, March 7, and 1 p.m. until time of service on Sunday at the funeral home  

Interment: Old Union Cemetery


   Pinkney “Pinky” Harold Fulk, age 91, of Flora, Illinois, and formerly of Bible Grove, passed away Monday morning, March 2, 2020, at Clay County Hospital.

   He was born October 15, 1928, in Clay County, Illinois, the son of Pinkney A. and Searbrina L. “Ma” (Mefford) Fulk.  He was united in marriage to Sally L. Reed on July 11, 1966, and together they shared 35 years of marriage before her unexpected passing in 2001.

   Pinkney served in the US Army during World War II and was stationed in Berlin when it was bombed, though he did not speak of this often.  He also served in the Korean War and was in the Police Action in Germany.  He was an oilfield worker for Shelby Britton, Strickland Oil, and Tally Well Service for several years and also worked as a Union construction worker.  For many years he served as the campground host and operated the concession and bait shop at Forbes State Park.  Pinkney loved playing cards, especially pinochle with the club, and poker on the holidays.  He also greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, playing horseshoes, and anything to do with the outdoors and shared this love with his family and friends.  Pinkney loved his kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, nieces, nephews, and other close family and friends with all of his heart and soul.  He will be deeply missed by all of them and they will cherish the memories they have of him.  

   He is survived by his sons: Tony (Lois) Fulk of Flora, Pinkney Franklin Fulk of Flora, Larry (Peggy) Pierce of LeBlanc, LA; daughters: Dianne Misselbrook of Flora, Kathy Schoonover of Effingham, Linda (Charlie) Bosley of Toledo, Margie (Terry) Moore of Louisville, Cindy (Roger) Cook of Flora, Lois Dean Martin of Louisville, Lisa Fulk (Lenny Thoele) of Montrose, and Mary Stevens of Owensboro, KY; sister-in-law: Betty Reed of Springfield; several grandchildren, along with one very special granddaughter and caretaker who would do anything he asked and who saved his life from his house fire: Diona (Andy) Griffy; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews also survive, along with his dog Chevy.  

   He was preceded in death by his parents: Pinkney and Lois Fulk; wife: Sally Fulk; 4 sisters: Rose, May, Susie, and Janey; 2 daughters: Mary Holste and Connie Carter; a son: Robert “Boogie” Bateson; 4 son-in-law’s: Tom Holste, Perry Martin, Merle Miller, and Fred Misselbrook; a daughter-in-law: Lorraine Pierce; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog Blaze.

   A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Old Union Cemetery with the presentation of military funeral honors.  Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday evening, March 7, and 1 p.m. until time of service on Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with final expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home.   To share a memory or condolence visit:


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Carl and Lois Workman

March 2nd

sorry for your loss prayers for the family

Doug and Nancy Mills

March 2nd

Hugs and prayers Cindy and family

Walter J. Chaney Jr.

March 3rd

Condolences to the family! Prayers!

Carolyn Scott

March 3rd

So sorry for your loss,always enjoyed seeing him at Julian’s.

Robert A. (Bob) Lewis

March 3rd

I'm so sorry to hear of our family friend for as long as I can remember passing. My Mother and Pinky went to school together and were friends forever and were also neighbors in their last few years until Mama's passing in 2016. My condolences to all of Pinky's family, he will be missed by many God Bless you all!

Jason stroud

March 3rd

Sorry for your loss prayers for the family for healing

Dave & Donna Patelski

March 3rd

Prayers to all the family and friends. Pinky was a great man. He will be missed by many.

Dave & Deb Grahn

March 3rd

So very sorry for your loss! Praying that God blesses you with His comfort!!

Tammy Akes

March 3rd

Dianne n family, So, sorry for your loss! He was quite the character! Receive those memories, n smile. That's what he would love best. Condolences to all.

Danny and Debbie Kepley

March 3rd

So sorry for your loss. Please know we will be praying for your family.

Linda Jones

March 4th

So sorry for you loss. Sending prayers to all. May God be with you in you time of sorrow and healing.

Greg and Beth Elmore

March 4th

My condolences to Lisa and the rest of the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers .

Paul D Field

March 4th

Pinky was one of the best people on the planet that i ever had the pleasure of meeting. He is gone now but he will live on in the hearts of anyone that ever new him. One fantastic human being.

Jordana Pearcy

March 4th

To the Fulk family (John Fulk) my deepest sympathies are with you today, as well as love and prayers. May you receive peace and comfort during this time. Much love

Meryl Woods Jr

March 4th

So very sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Nancy Hennessey

March 4th

With sincere sympathy to the entire family on the passing of your loved one. Many Prayers.

Melody (Lewis) McMillan

March 4th

Sending lots of love and prayers to the family. He was a great friend to our family for many years and especially my Mother. He always had a big hug for me when I came down to visit my Mother. He was truly one of a kind. He will be missed.

Bill Wolfe

March 4th

Thete will NEVER be another Pink! He will be missed but NEVER forgotten. Will keepuoi on thoughts/prayers

Bill & Jessy Foutch

March 4th

Our deepest condolences to Pinky's family. We have only met on a couple occasions, but he seemed to be very full of life and a very happy soul. Love & Prayers to all. Love, the Foutch family

Steve & Cindy Valbert

March 4th

So sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers

dink and jane field

March 4th

rest in peace pinky, what a great man, he will be missed by so many folks that truley loved him, may god bless all his family in this time of need.

Roddy & Patty Courtright

March 4th

Our sincerest condolences to your family. I know most of the family and im sure he will be missed by all of you. God be with you in this difficult time.

Peggy Nichols

March 4th

Thoughts and Prayers for Family . So sorry for your loss .

Dave & Deb Grahn

March 4th

Sincere sympathy for your loss. Prayers for God’s comfort at this very difficult time.

al and donna myers

March 5th

Memories of your grandfather will comfort you for ever.

Sharon David

March 5th

Adara and all of his family; my prayers are with you.

Debra Fender

March 5th

Prayers for all Uncle Ben was the best so sorry for your loss

Mike Frost

March 6th

Had a lots fun over the years. Sorry for your loss. He has already caught a mess of catch fish in heaven.!!


March 7th


Jason and Ellen Byers

March 11th

I remember when he and my great grandpa Dale Pulliam used to fish together every day. Those two were always having a great time together. I remember sitting by the campfire at the lake listening to the stories. Sorry for your loss.



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Dave & Tammy Burkett
Dana and Janet Franklin
Deyah Schnautz
Pam Schnautz and family
David & Connie Birch
Dan and Regina Birch
Ron and Pam Woods
Debbie King Casell
Doug and Nancy Mills
Joe and Karen Anderson
Troy, Kim(Bickley) Welty
Ray & Shannon Rutland
Larry Frost
Kevin and Angie Connell
Ken & Tammy Haven
Sarah and Jim Hayes
Walter J. Chaney Jr.
Justin and Jodi Newby
Heritage Woods of Flora Staff & Residents
John & Linda Pierson
Brenda Rinehart
Allen and Nancy Walker
Debra Blank
Lowell & Brenda K Showalters
Bill Wolfe
Kim, Larry, Bradyn, & Ty Landreth
Bugsy &Betty Jo Lewis
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lucy eckelberry
Matt, Jeanie, Will & Emma Lehman
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The johnsons
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April Rose
Robert A. (Bob) Lewis
Norman Philli[ps
Jason stroud
Dave & Donna Patelski
Tammy Akes
Rita & Bert Cosner
Tammy Akes
Brandy Fulk
Jennie Yingst
Anthony fulk
Montie and cheryl Persinger
Ronnie and Donna Lewis
Becky Pierson Williams
Mark, Libby & Dylan Bible
Matthew bickley
Becky Lewis
Cheri Laughlin Wildbur
Vicky Cricelli-Milner
Paul D Field
Ron & Joetta Connell
Peggy and Larry landreth
Myron and Gail Woomer
Richard and Debbie Hampton
Jordana Pearcy
Meryl Woods Jr
Jeff & Donna Fulfer
Nancy Hennessey
Caldwell family
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Robin White
Archie & Pam Kincaid
Zach, Mandy and Riley Butcher
Neal & Janet Fehrenbacher
Ronnie and Barb McGrew
Uncle Woody & Aunt Cheri ❤️
Rita Weidner
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Maragert Liggett
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Snuffy & Liz Beard
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Sue & Monty
Bob and Judy Mann
Tom And Connie Greenwood
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Karon Stanfield
Tim & Jana Tolliver
Marilyn Stanford
Patti Tackitt ORyan
Shirley Jane Fulk Farthing


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