Charles Edgar Fuller
December 7, 1922 -
August 13, 2013
Charles Fuller was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was born in Eden, Arkansas. He and his brothers were raised by their mother, Una Rhea Fuller and their grandfather Jefferson Hardy Rhea in Brinkley, Arkansas. After high school graduation, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and was assigned to work in Idaho. He met the love of his life, Jean Priest in 1941 and married in February 1942. They would spend the next 70 years and 6 months together. He enlisted in the Army
in 1942 and on 12/3/43 boarded the Queen Mary with 11,900 troops, arrived in Gouroak, Scotland 12/9/43. On 6/10/44 the 300th Combat Engineers Company A, under Commander Omar Bradley, landed at Utah Beach to lay mine fields to repel Hitler's army. They continued on to fight the Battle of the Bulge. Our father often said his feet never warmed up after the winter in the Ardennes forest. He remained forever proud of his service to his country.
After his discharge in 1945, he and his wife moved to San Antonio, where he pursued careers in insurance and real estate. He was a Third Degree Master Mason and a member of Knob Creek Lodge, Temple, Texas since 1953. Preceded in death by parents Una and Olin Mayfield; brothers Zeb Hardy Harrell, James William Fuller, Raymond Adam Fuller and special angels granddaughter Cari McCallister and great grandson Landon Elledge. Survived by wife of 70 years Jean Priest Fuller; daughters Sue McCrory and Una McGinnis, son James Rhea Fuller; grandchildren Michelle, Sam, Kim, Kody, Melissa, Erin, Eric; great grandchildren Courtney, Sean, Aubrey, Bradley, Austin, Maddy, Taylor; great great granddaughter Harley Rhea; nephews Ray Fuller Jr. and Zeb Harrell; nieces Donna Harrell and Cheryl Harrell; grandniece April Fuller.
He loved his family, friends and his little "piece of heaven"-the house near La Vernia. He and mother loved going to "the country" to tend his garden and relax.
He was our mother's love. He was our best "Daddy". He was our children's best "Pop". We all say to him "Well Done"!
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, San Antonio, Texas.
Graveside services August 27, 2013, 10am, Fort Sam Houston Cemetery.
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