On Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, loving husband and father Kenneth Wayne Fullbright passed away at his home in Shawnee, surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer.

On Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, loving husband and father Kenneth Wayne Fullbright passed away at his home in Shawnee, surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer.

Kenneth was born Sept. 20, 1941.

He married Loise Ann Fuller on June 6, 1961. They raised two sons, Kevin Fullbright of Jenks, and Eric Fullbright of Broken Arrow. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents Harold Fullbright and Loretta Fullbright (Moore).

He’s survived by his wife Loise, his son and daughter in law, Kevin and Lori Fullbright and son and daughter-in-law Eric and Amanda Fullbright and children, Cameron and Lauren Burelle. His sister and brother-in-law Patricia and Bill Shipley, brother and sister-in-law Larry and Karen Fullbright, brother and sister-in-law Bobby and Stacey Moore, bother and sister-in-law Greg and Cindy Moore.

Kenneth was a businessman, banker and civic leader who was dedicated to serving his community for decades in a multitude of roles. He was a 1959 graduate of Shawnee High School and attended Oklahoma Baptist University. He held a degree in banking and finance from Oklahoma City Community College. He was employed for 16 years at Gibson’s before moving to Arvest Bank overseeing business development. He was active in the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce for more than 15 years, serving on numerous committees and holding many offices. He was past president of the Shawnee Central City Association, chairman of the Salvation Army advisory board of directors, captain of the retail division for the American Cancer Society. He served on numerous Pottawatomie County United Way campaigns, including as chairman. He served as district chairman of Boy Scouts, Canadian Valley District, past president of Shawnee Kiwanis Club, past president of Shawnee Shriners, member of the Shriners Trico Clown Unit, past member of the administrative Board of Wesley Methodist Church, co-chairman of bio centennial celebration, member of Benevolent Order of the Elks Lodge 107 and a 32nd degree Mason. He served as chairman of the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. He served as executive director of the Santa Fe Depot Museum for 10 years. He received special recognitions/awards from Salvation Army, American Cancer Society, Shawnee Chamber of commerce, Gordon cooper co-tech DECA club and Boy Scouts of America. He was honored with the Gordon Richards Service Award, recognizing outstanding community service. He was awarded Citizen of Year honor by Shawnee Kiwanis Club, Presidents Award from Shawnee Chamber of Commerce and was the recipient of the Sam Walton Business Leaders award.

Celebration of life memorial service will be held at Liberty Baptist Church, 711 East Federal, Shawnee, at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11.

Visitation with the family will be held before the service at 12:30 p.m. in the church cafeteria.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital.