TROY — William D. Fulton, age 83, of Troy, OH passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016 at his residence. He was born on July 29, 1932 in Piqua to the late George Kerr and Elizabeth L. (Morrow) Fulton.

Bill is survived by his wife of over 61 years, Joyce (Cromwell) Fulton; sons: James (Pam)Fulton of Troy and Benjamin (Beth) Fulton of Wheaton, IL; daughters: Janet (Cameron) Dalton of Troy and Elizabeth (Craig) Sarver of Villa Park, IL; daughter-in-law: Beverly Fulton of Troy; brother: Tom (Barbara) Fulton of Troy; brother-in-law: Walter McClory of Columbus; grandchildren: Katie Karnehm-Esh, Levi Karnehm, Betsy Francis, Hannah Haren, Caleb Karnehm, Jacob Fulton, Anna Sahly, Aubrey Adams, Luke Fulton, Trevor Adams, Joshua Adams, Joshua Fulton, Robert Fulton, Joe Fulton, Eliana Sarver, Drew Sarver, Esther Sarver, Dakota Fulton, Zane Fulton, Gabriella Fulton and Ezekiel Fulton; and five great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his son: David Fulton; and one sister: Nancy McClory.

Bill graduated from The Ohio State University. In 1995, he was inducted into the State of Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame. Bill also received numerous other awards and recognitions. He was a multi-generational farmer, specializing in horticulture. Bill owned and operated Fulton Farms, Troy for over 62 years.

Private Graveside Services will be held at the convenience of the family at Casstown Cemetery, Casstown. The family will receive friends from 3-9 PM on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Baird Funeral Home in Troy.

Memorial contributions may be made to Miami County Special Olympics, 1625 Troy-Sidney Road, Troy, OH 45373 or Troy Christian Athletics Department, 700 South Dorset Road, Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through HYPERLINK “http://www.bairdfuneralhome.com” www.bairdfuneralhome.com.