William G. Fulton, 90, of North Port, Fla., died Monday, June 16, 2014, at Bayfront Health, Punta Gorda, Fla.
He was born Nov. 11, 1923, in Rockford, Ill., the son of Lyle and Anna LaVerne (nee Gleasman) Fulton.
William was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran, serving as a sonar man on the U.S.S. Aylwin in the Pacific. He married Betty J. Shockley on Aug. 31, 1946, in Rockton.
William was the co-founder and owner of United Tool & Engineering Company, South Beloit, Ill. A long-time Roscoe, Ill., resident, he was a member of the Roscoe Lion’s Club, South Beloit American Legion Holtz-Hirst Post 288 and the South Beloit Businessmen’s Association. William retired in 1987 to Florida where he was a member of the North Port Yacht Club and Englewood, Fla., United Methodist Church. William enjoyed worldwide travel, boating, fishing, golfing and helping others with home projects.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Fulton of North Port; son, Jeff Fulton of Chicago, Ill.; daughter, Jill (Robert) Billeci of Sonora, Calif.; grandson, Nicholas Billeci; plus numerous nieces and nephews. William was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ralph; and sister, Mildred Singletary.
Funeral service was held Sunday, June 22, 2014 in Beloit, Wis., with the Rev. William Null officiating. Burial was Monday, June 23, 2014, in Rockton Cemetery, Rockton. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.daleymurphywisch.com.