Luther Harrison Fulcher Jr.
Luther Harrison (Harry) Fulcher, Jr. M.D. went to be with the Lord on May 6, 2023 after many years with Parkinson’s. He was born in Jackson, Mississippi on January 25, 1937 to Luther Harrison Fulcher, Sr. and Clara Lee Hines Fulcher. He graduated in 1955 from Central High School which was the last year to have only one high school in Jackson. He was President of his graduating class.
He graduated from Ole Miss in 1959 in pre-med and was a member of ODK; Alpha Epsilon Delta; Phi Eta Sigma; Cardinal Club and president of Phi Delta Theta.
He graduated from Tulane Medical School in Internal Medicine, was chief resident in Internal Medicine and Chief Clinical Director at Charity Hospital. He served for 2 years during the Vietnam War as chief of medicine at the Savannah Public Health Hospital.
He began the practice of Internal Medicine in Jackson, MS in 1969 at the Medical Clinic which later became the Jackson Internal Medical Clinic and today is known as Premier Medical Group of Mississippi. In 2003, he was awarded the Laureate Award from the Mississippi Chapter of American College of Physicians.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Jackson where he served as deacon, elder, Sunday School Teacher and a founder of Twin Lakes Camp.
His favorite hobbies were golf and fishing where he was able to relax and enjoy the outdoors. He loved music and was a talented banjo player. His bluegrass band played for local events as well as being invited to play in the World’s Fair in New Orleans. He also was a Gideon and loved to deliver Bibles and speak on behalf of the Gideons.
He was a committed husband, father and Papa to his family and loved spending time with them through trips, holidays, days at the lake, and Sunday lunches. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for his family and he always led by his strong faith and convictions. He “loved the Lord with all of his heart, soul and mind” and was always willing to share his faith. He viewed being a physician as his true calling which was evident by the many patients through the years that spoke so highly of the care they received from him. Harry Fulcher was a true servant of the Lord.
He is survived by the love of his life, Nan Rutledge Fulcher, three children and their spouses, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a sister and brother.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Johnnie Morris and her team for the excellent care they gave to him.
Visitation was Thursday, May 11 from 4-6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Jackson and a Memorial Service was held on Friday, May 12 at 11 at First Presbyterian Church.
Memorials can be made to First Presbyterian Church 1390 North State St. Jackson, MS 39206; French Camp, 1 Fine Pl, French Camp, MS 39745; Gideons International, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, D.C. 20090, Mustard Seed, 1085 Luckney Rd. Brandon, MS 39047 or the charity of your choice.