SHREVEPORT, LA - Memorial Services for Roy Fuller, 79, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in the Centuries Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jerry Hodge officiating.
Roy was the fourth of six children born to James Calvert Fuller and Willie Mae Whitten Fuller on August 4, 1930, in Greenwood, South Carolina. He finished high school in Fort Mill, South Carolina, and enlisted in the Navy where he served for 21 years. During his military career, Roy served in the Aleutian Islands, with the U. S. post-WWII occupation forces in Germany and France, at the Pentagon in Washington D. C., and was stationed aboard a number of aircraft carriers at ports-of-call in Jacksonville, Florida and Norfolk, Virginia. He retired from the U. S. Navy as a Master Chief Petty Officer. Following his military retirement, Roy earned a BA degree from Harding University. He continued his education at Arkansas State University where he earned his MS degree. He worked for 25 years in the Caddo Parish School System as an American history teacher and high school guidance counselor. Roy then served some ten years as a new teacher evaluator after his active retirement from the Caddo school system.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Marvin Fuller and Louis Fuller, and sisters Jesse Mae Mauldin and Sybil Parsons. He was also preceded in death by Hannah Louise Bridges Fuller, the mother of his four sons.
Roy was an avid golfer during his Navy career and was a member of the golf team at Harding University. He loved to fish, raise a vegetable garden, and tend to his cows. He especially enjoyed spending time at his lake house on Lake Claiborne in Homer, LA. He also loved telling stories about his life in South Carolina and his military experiences. Roy was a Mason and was proud to have visited the first Masonic Lodge in Scotland during his Navy career.
Roy is survived by his wife Nelda Whalen Wallace Fuller, four sons Roy Fuller, Jr. and wife Gale from Fancy Gap, VA, James O. Fuller and wife Dina from Chesterfield, VA, Donald R. Fuller and wife Joyce of Spokane, WA, and David W. Fuller and wife Paula from Bartlett, TN. He is also survived by his stepchildren Terri Wallace Miller and husband Paul, of Little Rock, AR, Kimberly Ann Wallace of Atlanta, GA, Lisa Wallace Seufer of Batesville, AR, and Michael Whalen Wallace and wife Alice of Little Rock AR. Roy has eight grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Evelyn Fuller Gambrell of Laurens, SC, Mary Fuller, Frances Fuller Perez, and Sue Fuller Cox along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to Mr. James Wynn and his family of Shreveport who have been so helpful and faithful for many years. Thanks also to Dr. Roy Flenniken and staff at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home. In addition, Roy was grateful for the kindness and support of Dr. Chris Snead and the medical staff at the Schumpert Cancer Treatment Center.
Memorials may be directed to the charity of your choice or the charities of Roy's choice, Boys Town Nebraska and St. Jude's Hospital for Children in Memphis, TN. Centuries Funeral Home
Published in Shreveport Times on Mar. 23, 2010