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Wetzel Fulks

April 27, 1932 — February 7, 2023

Midkiff, West Virginia

On February 7, 2023, Wetzel Fulks; a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and minister, went home to be with the Lord. Wetzel Fulks was born on April 27, 1932 in Ethel, WV. He worked as a Construction Worker and Foreman for more than 50 years, where he retired. He was immersed in the Christian community and was a member of Carroll Community Church in West Hamlin, WV. He was kind and softly spoken, and always took each and every opportunity to talk about Jesus. 


He was preceded in death by his loving wife, JoAnn Keck Fulks; a son, Gary Fulks; a grandson, Douglas Fulks; a daughter-in-law, Roberta Fulks; his father and mother, Nathan and Myrtle Fulks; his father and mother-in-law, John and Thelma Keck; and four brothers, Vernon, Herman, Jewell, and Ray Fulks.


He is survived by nine children: Wetzel Fulks, Jr. of West Hamlin, WV; Christine (Ira) Horne of Lorain, OH; Rev. Bill (Renee') Fulks of Branchland, WV; Debbie Fulks of Huntington, WV; Janice (Roger) Messinger of Midkiff, WV; Phillip Fulks of Lorain, OH; Mary (Marty) McNeely of West Hamlin, WV; George (Stephanie) Fulks of Ypsilanti, Michigan; Melissa Fulks of Pleasant View, WV; a bonus son, Robert Lolopulos of Beckley, WV. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Lowell Fulks; two sisters, Delamay Sanders and Deloris Bias; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and neighbors. He was blessed with a large and loving family; all who will miss him dearly.


Funeral services will be 11:00am Sunday February 12, 2023 at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, WV with Rev. Bill Fulks officiating. The burial will follow in the Fulks Cemetery, Ranger, WV.  A visitation will be from 6pm to 8pm Saturday at the funeral home.

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

McGhee-Handley Funeral Home

6670 McClellan St, West Hamlin, WV 25571

Visitation 6p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2023 at the funeral home.

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Fulks Cemetery, Ranger, WV

Sunday, February 12, 2023

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