Windsor remembers Fulk

Published 10:21 am Monday, October 15, 2012

WINDSOR – A dedicated public servant succumbed here Saturday.

Charles W.D. Fulk Sr., who served Windsor as a Commissioner for more than two decades, lost his battle to cancer, but is being remembered this week as a man who was dedicated to the people of the town he loved.

Fulk was remembered by the Windsor Board of Commissioners Thursday morning with a moment of silence. The group also directed staff members to prepare a resolution honoring his years of service.

The late commissioner was also honored at the monthly meeting of the Mayors and Commissioners of Bertie County.

“I think the thing that stood out about Charles for me was his sound judgment,” Windsor Mayor Jim Hoggard said. “When we discussed issues with the town, he often brought up points that maybe others hadn’t thought of, but were valid. I respected his judgment.”

Fulk served the town of Windsor for 24 years as a Commissioner. During that time he was responsible for multiple areas of the municipality, including serving as Mayor Pro-Tem, Electricity Commissioner and Police and Fire Commissioner.

“Charles and I served on the town board together for about four terms,” current Mayor Pro-Tempore Bob Brown said. “He was dedicated to the town. During all his years of service he rarely missed a meeting and that shows a lot of dedication.

“As we deliberated on issues, he had input and helped guide the decisions we made,” Brown continued. “Anyone who spends 24 years providing that kind of service is a dedicated individual.”

Windsor Town Administrator Allen Castelloe began working with the town while Fulk was on the board. He said Windsor was better because of Fulk’s service.

“Commissioner Fulk served the town of Windsor well for 24 years,” he stressed. “Our community is a better place to live because of his service and he will be missed by me and many others.”

Fulk spent 44 years as Medical Laboratory Director at what was then Bertie Memorial Hospital before retiring in 2006. He was also active in the North Carolina State Society of American Medical Technologists and the American Medical Technologists.

In addition to serving the town, he was active in the Windsor Jaycees, Lions Club, Kiwanis Club and American Red Cross.

Fulk was laid to rest after a funeral service held Monday.