Served as mayor: December 1, 1947–November 30, 1949
Horatio Thomas “Tom” Fulton, Jr. was born in Kings Mountain, NC, to Horatio Thomas Sr. and Sarah Baker Fulton. He lived his entire life in Kings Mountain.
Tom went to Kings Mountain High School and was part of the first football team in 1922. He went on to become an undertaker. He owned Fulton’s Mortuary and was President of the N.C. Funeral Directors Association from 1926–1927 and then again from 1936–1937. He was also owner of D.F. Hord Furniture. He was also past executive secretary of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders Association.
Tom was married to his wife, Nell Hord Fulton, for 59 years. The couple had no children.
Horatio Thomas Fulton, Jr. passed away at the age of 82.