Charles Dee "Chuck" Fuller III(1950 - 2013)

Charles "Chuck" Dee Fuller III, 63, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, of complications from injuries received when he was shot in 1974. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Worth. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Mr. Fuller, a lifelong Fort Worth resident, was an engineer for the Missouri Pacific Railroad when he was paralyzed from the neck down while operating a locomotive in Bryan. An unknown gunman fired a bullet into his neck, leaving him a quadriplegic. Born July 22, 1950, in Gainesville, Mr. Fuller was the son of Charles D. and Lucy Lois Fuller, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a 1968 graduate of R.L. Paschal High School and attended the University of Texas at Arlington from 1968 to 1971. He was a member of Wedgwood Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Tona Jo Harte, in 1998. After his injury, Mr. Fuller was an advocate for bullet-resistant glass in locomotives and sometimes counseled other people with spinal cord injuries. He also worked for Consultants in Cardiology, assisting patients with their appointment information. Survivors: Include aunts, an uncle, cousins, a number of friends and his cat, Wells.

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Published in Star-Telegram on Oct. 20, 2013