Fullen, Cecil Ray Cecil Ray Fullen had a big-hearted appetite for life. He was a people person who enjoyed learning about others and demonstrated a remarkable memory for the details they shared. Born on December 10, 1919 to William Walter and Roxie Dell Fullen in Chuckie, TN, Cecil came to Dallas at the age of eight to be raised by his aunt and uncle. As an active member of the youth group in the Ervay Street Methodist Church, Cecil met his future bride, Nora V Nave. They married on September 3, 1948 and celebrated 55 wonderful years together, including several bowling championships. Cecil had previously attended A&M University when he joined the Navy to serve in World War II. His airplane mechanic expertise from military service led to a long successful career at Braniff Airlines where he retired as a safety inspector. In addition to his mechanical talents and interests, Cecil was a devoted, life-long Methodist. After the Ervay Street Church burned, it was relocated as Schreiber Memorial United Methodist Church in 1965. He and Nora V were charter members and he continued to serve faithfully in many capacities including Chairman of the Building Committee and Trustee, as well as Schreiber's Lay Representative to the Methodist Annual Conference for 48 consecutive years. Cecil passed away peacefully on February 7, 2013 in Dallas, TX at his residence, Walnut Place where he was surrounded by loving staff and friends. On Cecil's behalf, we wish to express gratitude to the exceptional staff of Walnut Place for their faithful, devoted care that meant so much to him. Visitation will be held from 4-6 PM on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Restland Funeral Home. A memorial service will be at 11:00 AM Monday, February 11, 2013 at Schreiber Memorial United Methodist Church, 4525 Rickover Dr. Dallas, TX 75244. In lieu of flowers, you may send a donation to Schreiber or to the
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Published in Dallas Morning News from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10, 2013