November 27, 1961 ~ December 5, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Eric Wayne Fulkerson, 59 of Owensboro, passed away December 5, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born November 27, 1961 in Owensboro; the son of Preston and Barbara Vowels Fulkerson.
Eric enjoyed golfing and hunting, though he wasn’t good at one of those, said his son. Which one, we won’t say. He was an avid University of Kentucky sports fan. Eric loved his children and was absolutely crazy about his wife, Lisa. They were introduced by Lisa’s brother. Eric walked in to her house with his long, swooping hair and camouflage shirt. From that moment on, he always stated he knew he was going to marry her. Anyone who knew Eric will remember his rather colorful language; a sign of his quick wit and intelligence.
Eric was preceded in death by his grandparents, FK and Nora Fulkerson, and his mother-in-law, Catherine Blandford.
Left to honor Eric’s memory are his loving wife of 34 years, Lisa Kay Blandford Fulkerson, his children, Ryan Andrew and his fiancé, Lindsey Schroeder; Jesse Wayne; and Travis Cole (Henley) Fulkerson, one granddaughter, Monroe Belle, his parents, Preston and Barbara Vowels Fulkerson, his siblings, Michael Fulkerson; Kathy Criswell (Jim); Kevin Fulkerson (Debbie King); and Perry Fulkerson (Fran).
A funeral mass will be held
10:30 am on Wednesday, December 9, 2020
at Precious Blood Catholic Church, and will be livestreamed on the Precious Blood Catholic Church Facebook page. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Precious Blood Catholic Church, 3306 Fenmore Street, Owensboro, KY 42301.
All twenty-five loved ones who wish to honor Eric at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home and church for the safety of all those in attendance. Due to COVID restrictions, the visitation will be private to family only.

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  1. Eric was a great co-worker and friend. We had so many great memories with him. We loved hearing his laugh. There was never a dull moment with him. He truly was one of a kind. We are glad God put him in our lives. He will be missed. We will continue to keep his family in our thoughts & prayers.

  2. I remember one morning before school Eric brought a live chicken to the house. He took it to school and let it loose in the girls locker room. Eric told me once that April fools day was his favorite holiday. No one was safe on that day. I was blessed to have had him in my life. I will miss him. I love you Eric and give mom a kiss and a hug for me.

  3. Eric you made the world a better place with your kindness and great sense of humor. You will be missed cousin this I’m sure. Sue and I will continue to argue that we were your favorite cousin, 😆.

  4. There was nobody more full of life and more fun to be around than Eric Fulkerson. He not only put a smile on your face but would have you in tears laughing. Truly one of the good ones gone to soon
    I will miss him dearly
    Prayers for all the family

  5. We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the whole family! Eric was a great guy and will be missed! RIP Eric
    Brian, Amanda, and Meredith Fischer

  6. Eric was one of those guys you couldn’t help to love. His personality was infectious. He was always laughing and/or smiling showing off those dimples. He was an awesome and loving husband to my cousin, Lisa, and a wonderful father. He will be missed by so many. Rest In Peace Eric!

  7. Eric was a great friend and coworker of mine! Seemed like anytime I was around him I was laughing.He was definitely fun to be around and truly one of a kind! He will be truly missed. Prayers for his family!

  8. Eric was always quick to laugh and never afraid to lend a hand. I am grieved to hear of his passing.

  9. We will always remember the joy and laughter he shared with us. Rest In Peace dear friend.
    Lisa, you and your family are in our prayers.
    Love to all❤️
    Barry and Cathy Hardy

  10. Lisa I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. All of you have been through so much. I admire your courage and strength. I will keep you and the boys in my prayers. I know you’ve gained an Angel in Heaven and he will always be looking over you and your family.

  11. Lisa and Family,

    We are so sorry for the loss of Eric, a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. There are no words to ease the pain but please know we are praying for strength and comfort!!

    Trina and Mike Riney

  12. A true inspiration of how to live ones life to the fullest! You have left us all with a huge smile on our faces with every memory of our time together…..I know we all cherish the time you gave us, Fly High Eric!

  13. Such a wonderful smile and always full of laughter! I will miss you cousin! I know you are in the presence of The Lord❤️🙏

  14. We are sorry for your loss. Eric was a great guy. He was a lot of fun . He loved to make people laugh. He will be missed.
    Greg and Theresa Howard and family

  15. Eric was such a funny & wonderful guy, a loving husband, father, grandfather & cousin. He will be greatly missed by so many.

  16. My dear brother Eric:
    I will greatly miss you so much each and every day going forward. From your silliness and passion that you had to make others happy, laugh, feel loved and cry with laughter is a lasting impact you had on so many people.
    It was only 3 weeks ago that you filled my heart with such joy sitting at the kitchen table at mom and dads house. My side still hurts from all the laughs you gave me that day and I will never forget that last quality day you and I spent together.
    Your were a brother, a best friend, a supporter, a role model, a brother that I admired and adored, a gentleman and a loving husband and father.
    I know you already have the heavens smiling and roaring with laughter!
    Until we meet again big brother, Rest In Peace!!

  17. Hi Lisa, very sorry and sad to hear about Eric! He was always so much fun to hang out with! We love you guys!

  18. That laugh set him apart. He was a great guy. I had a blast working with him. I’m so very sorry for his family, he will truly be missed.

  19. Just want you all to know we are thinking of you, and wish we could be there with you. Love, Ginnie and Randall

  20. Lisa and family I am so so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and Prayers are with you . May the Lord comfort you in the days ahead. Leslie Mattingly

  21. Lisa, Jesse and family – My deepest sympathy for your loss. Eric was an awesome and happy man. I know he will be missed but remembered even more. Many thoughts and prayers to you all.
    Love, Mary Askin

  22. Eric was a wonderful human being who thoroughly enjoyed life! He had the gift to cheer you up when down and see the positive and light in the gloom and darkness. Anyone whoever had the pleasure to know Eric was truly blessed. God bless the Fulkerson family. Rest In Peace my friend and you will never be forgotten.

  23. My heart breaks for the family. Aunt Lisa, Ryan, Jesse, Travis, and the rest of the family, I am so sorry for this tremendous loss. We’ve lost an amazing Son, Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather, Uncle, and friend. We love you dearly, Uncle Eric. We will never forget you.

    Alex, Arianna and Ashten.

  24. Fulkerson Family. Sorry to hear about the passing of Eric. Thoughts and prayers for you at this time and days ahead

  25. Eric was a fun loving guy, ready to cut up with anyone with his quick wit. I had a lot of good laughs with Eric in high school. He will be sadly missed. My condolences and prayers go out to his wife, Lisa, and children. May he forever rest in peace.
    Martin Bickwermert

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