Berly Eugene Fulmer Sr. 1925 – 2015
Berly Eugene Fulmer Sr, 90 years old of Lexington went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, October 26, 2015. A Celebration of Life service was held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lexington, SC. Interment was held in the church cemetery.
Berly enrolled at Clemson University in 1943 for studies in aviation with an emphasis in mathematics and physics. Then, when the War to end all Wars broke out, he joined the US Army Air Corps and served in WWII with the 307th Bombardment Group (HV) as a Flight Maintenance Gunner and Aerial Gunner.
Berly was a long time member of the 307th Bombardment Group Veterans Association and stayed in touch with many of the members, over the years, by attending the annual reunions.
Following the war, he worked at Shealy’s Incorporated and Southeastern Freight Lines as a mechanic and shop foreman for over 45 years. He also served for over 40 years in the Lake Murray Fire District and the Lexington County Fire Service. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 60 years, a member of Lake Murray Community Center and a lifetime member of St Peter’s Lutheran Church where he participated in Lutheran Men, Loving Group, Bible Study, Sunday School and served on many committees. Berly loved attending the WOW service. He also loved his Atlanta Braves and Clemson Tigers and was a proud member of IPTAY, the Clemso Tigers’ Official Athletic site.
Berly was the son of the late David Alfred and Corrie Mae Meetze Fulmer. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Betty Lou Swindler Fulmer, daughters: Pat Fulmer Carr (Ray), Bobbi Fulmer Buff, Jackie Fulmer Jumper, Cindy Fulmer Evans (Steve) and sons: Gene Fulmer Jr (Theresa) and David Fulmer (Leigha). Berly is also survived by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a loving family of 45.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1130 St. Peter’s Rd, Lexington SC 29072.