He was born in Sullivan Co., Indiana October 9, 1938 the son, of Carl Fulford and Marie Burris Fulford.
Lyle graduated from Union High School in 1956, retired from Peabody Coal Mine after 27 years and was also a farmer. He was a member of the Longs Chapel United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Lindell Fulford.
Survivors include his wife, of 51 years, Tiny Kay Monroe Fulford whom he married on January 23, 1960, four sons, Michael Fulford of Jasonville, Patrick Fulford (Dee) of Sullivan, Jeffrey Fulford (Kim) of Jasonville, and Jason Fulford of Jasonville, 5 grandchildren, Heather, Logan, Zachary, Samantha, Abigail, 2 step grandchildren, Britney, and Jessica, and 1 great grandchild, Landon, a sister in-law, Thelma Fulford of Florida, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11:00AM Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger with Pastor Terry Chandler officiating. Interment will follow in the Claiborne Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00PM until 8:00PM Tuesday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Longs Chapel United Methodist Church.