Tommy Fulmer of Greenbrier was inducted posthumously last weekend into the Arkansas Officials Association Hall of Fame during a banquet Saturday night held in conjunction with the Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
The 13 former officials and coaches honored were selected by the executive committees of the Arkansas High School Coaches Association and the Arkansas Officials Association.
Fulmer’s award was accepted by his son, Cody.
He was a member of the Arkansas Activities Association, Arkansas Officials Association, National Federation of High Schools Officials Association, National Association of Sports Officials and the Gulf South Conference.
He began his AOA career by officiating league softball, peewee basketball and football and quickly progressed to calling junior high and high school basketball and football in Arkansas. He worked numerous all-star games as well as regional and state championships. He later advanced to the collegiate level with the Gulf South Conference and professional level with Arena Football 2 and the Arena Football league.
In 2007, Fulmer was honored by Greenbrier High School with the creation of the Tommy Fulmer Sportsmanship Award, which is presented to both a male and female senior basketball player at each home conference game.
Those who attended the banquet on Fulmer’s behalf included Mary Jane Fulmer, his wife of 31 years, son Cody and his wife, Sara, and their children Levi and Dani, daughter Lana Moix and her husband, Matthew, and their son, Ryder. Also in attendance was Buddy Fulmer (father), Karen Hanshaw (sister), brothers Bill Fulmer, Mark Fulmer, Robbie Fulmer, Nathan Huggins (nephew) and his wife, Sarah and children, Jacob and Nicole, Rosemary Wilcox-Ulry (mother in-law) and her husband, Earl.