Derek Fulton

Derek Ray Fulton, 29, of Arkansas City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Shelley Family Funeral Home in Arkansas City.  Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

The casket will be open and friends can call from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the funeral home. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

A memorial has been established for Derek’s daughters, Avacyn and Aleelah’s Educational Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent to

Derek Ray was born on Oct. 28, 1990, in Oklahoma City, to Butch Floyd and Tamme Renee (Alexander) Fulton. As a young boy, he enjoyed baseball. He was a 2009 graduate of Arkansas City High School.

Derek’s whole world revolved around his twin girls, Avacyn and Aleelah. He also enjoyed art, especially drawing and playing the guitar. Derek has a great sense of humor and enjoyed making other laugh. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Debbie Alexander and Henry Jr., and Anna Mae Fulton; great-grandparents, Henry Sr. and Dorothy Fulton, and Pedro and Flora Mae Burns.

His family includes his parents, Tamme and Butch Fulton, of Arkansas City; his brother, Dillon Fulton, of Arkansas City; his girls, Avacyn and Aleelah Fulton, of Arkansas City; his grandparents, Don and Jeannie Alexander, of Howe, Okla.; his uncles and aunts, Ronnie and Crystal Fulton, of Cement, Okla., Bryan and Tonya Alexander, of Edmond, Okla., and John Alexander, of Tennessee; his great-aunt, Teresa Fulton, of Oklahoma City; his cousins, Brandy Fulton, Ronnie Fulton Jr., John’e Fulton, Ryan Fulton, Robert Fulton, Hayley Alexander, Landon Alexander, Savannah Alexander, Katie Alexander, Weston Alexander and Shelby Alexander.

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