Vincent Joseph “V.J.” Fulco
Benton, LA – A Mass of Christian Burial for Vincent Joseph “V.J.” Fulco, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2018 at St. Jude Catholic Church, Benton, LA. Officiating will be Monsignor Earl Provenza V.F. of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Father Karl Daigle of St. Jude Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Rose-Neath Cemetery, Bossier City, LA. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Vigil, on Thursday June 7, 2018 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City.
Vincent Joseph “V.J.” Fulco entered into eternal rest on June 4, 2018 surrounded by his family and loved ones. He is now with his heavenly father and reunited with Joanne his loving wife of 65 years. V.J. was born October 1, 1926 in Shreveport, La. and graduated from Fair Park High School.
Following in his father’s footsteps, he played the clarinet in the High School Band which was nationally ranked. He especially liked the music of Pete Fountain! In 1943, at the age of 17, with his father’s permission, he enlisted in the US Navy in WWII where he proudly served his country. After WWII he served 2 more years in the Navy Reserves.
While on leave, at a Fair Park High School football game he met his beautiful wife “Joanne Zimmerman”. Joanne and V.J. were married August 7, 1949 and raised 4 children together. Utilizing the GI Bill, he earned an accounting degree from Centenary College and spent his career as an oil and gas accountant for Placid Oil Co. and Mobley Oil Co. He was well respected by his peers as an expert in oil and gas accounting. He loved all aspects of the oil and gas industry.
V. J. enjoyed spending time with his family and was an important part of their lives. He always provided a good story, life wisdom, and a helping hand to all who knew him. V.J. and Joanne were the patriarch and matriarch of their family and took care of so many thru the years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting as well as traveling with his friends and family. He loved the mountains and the crystal blue skies over Lake Tahoe and Lake Louise. He had a true appreciation for the natural beauty of the outdoors.
V.J. was preceded in death by his wife Joanne Zimmerman Fulco; his parents Tony Russo Fulco and Sarah DeFatta Fulco; sister Cecile Fulco Lester and brother Roy Lee Fulco.
V.J. is survived by his 4 children; son David Fulco and wife Peggy, daughter Karen Tubbs and husband Jess, son Randy Fulco, son Jeff Fulco and wife Karen. He is also survived by his brother Phillip Fulco and wife Jill. V.J. was a devoted husband and father, a caring “Papaw” to his 6 grandchildren; Wendy Walston, Cindy Hill, Kristen Sullivan, Kara Jenkins, Holden Fulco and Grayson Fulco and 10 great- grandchildren; Wyatt Walston, Savannah Walston, Erik Sullivan, Ryan Sullivan, Jacob Hill, John Sullivan, Jr., Ian Sullivan, Eli Hill, and Jayce Jenkins and 1 great- great- grandson Zeke Walston.
Honoring Mr. Fulco as pallbearers will be Jess Tubbs, John Sullivan, Sr., Holden Fulco, Erik Sullivan, Ryan Sullivan, and Jacob Hill.
A special thanks to his neighbor Tommy Robinson with Promise Hospital for the special care he gave during dad’s illness and to his sitters Mary, Keisha and Abby who lovingly cared for dad during his illness. We can’t thank you enough.
Having a personal contact with the miracles done at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – it became dad’s favorite charity. In lieu of flowers, donations to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital can be made in his name.
Dad, we love and will miss you but we are happy that you are reunited with Mom in Heaven!