RUMSEY — Jeff "Fat Cat" Fulkerson, 60, of 201 Liberty Street; Rumsey, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.  Jeffrey Lynn Fulkerson was born Nov. 4, 1954 in Ft. Knox,  to the late Prentice and Jo Nell Anderson Fulkerson and was better known as "Fat Cat" by those who loved him.  Jeff retired as chief engineer from the Crounse Corporation and was self-employed with the barge company.  He enjoyed shooting, hunting, fishing, and loved the Green River.  In addition to his parents, Jeff was preceded in death by a step grandson, Alex Simpson.      

Survivors include his former wife of 36 years, Elaine Bell West of Owensboro; two step children, John West and wife, Margaret of Owensboro and Robin Millay and husband, Jeff of Stanley; four step grandchildren, Rebecca Simpson, Carter Simpson, Zane West, and Zachary West; a step great grandson, Cayden Simpson; a brother, George Fulkerson of Calhoun; a sister, Janice Leslie of Owensboro; a nephew, Bryan Fulkerson of Nashville; and two nieces, Kaitlyn Leslie of Louisville and Lindsey Leslie of Owensboro.

Funeral services were held at Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel with the Rev. John Okoro officiating.  Burial was in the St. Charles Cemetery in Livermore.

The Fulkerson family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Jeff "Fat Cat" Fulkerson, Memorial Fund; C/O Muster Funeral Homes; P.O. Box 160; Calhoun, Kentucky  42327.  Memorial contribution envelopes are available at Musters in Calhoun. Share your memories and photos of Jeff at

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