Fuller, William M.
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U.S. Army Retired
Melbourne, FL: William M. Fuller, 90, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2014. He was born in Johnson City, NY on July 30, 1923. He served his county for 26 years as an Air Defense Officer, including seven years as a Senior Paratrooper, with the 82nd (All-American) Airborne Division earning three battle stars in World War II in the Battle of the Bulge, the Ardennes, the Huertgen Forest and Central Germany. In the early 50s, he served with the 11th Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY. During the Korean Conflict, 1951-1952 he earned four battle stars. Other decorations included the Army Commendation Medal and the Belgian Fourraguerre. Following military retirement in 1968, he became a real estate broker. During the next 22 years, he owned and managed several successful real estate companies. Bill was a member of Theta Delta Chi. He was a Past Master and life member (MIP) of Palma Vista Masonic Lodge, No. 205 and later, transferred membership to Palm Bay Lodge, No. 397. He was a life member 32nd Degree of the Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Miami. He was a Past President of the Cape Canaveral Chapter, National Sojourners and a member of the Heroes of '76 Patrick AFB. He was a Compatriot in the Brevard Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, a member of the Military Officers Assn of America and was a life member of VFW Post #8191. An active Shriner, he was a Past President of the AZAN Melbourne Golfers, a Past Commander of the AZAN Legion of Honor, Past Commodore of the AZAN Yacht Club. He was Potentate of AZAN Shrine, A.A.O.N.M.S., Melbourne in 2004. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Misao, brother Gerald (Dottie), daughter Sheryl (Ted), son Will (Brenda); adopted son Wayne (Nancy); step-daughter Gail ; step-daughter Sandra (Troy), nine grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Bill was predeceased by his adopted son, Roy (Wendy). Funeral Services were held at the AZAN Shriners Center in Melbourne, FL, on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014. Interment with full military honors will be at Arlington National Cemetery.
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on Mar. 23, 2014