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Franklin Douglas Fuller

November 3, 1962 - December 17, 2019

Twenty-First Century Renaissance Man
Franklin Douglas Fuller, 57, left us on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, with his wife Candace by his side. He was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor in June and lived as grandly as he could in the last six months of his life, making sure to #enjoyeveryday. The son of Olene Land Fuller and Jerry Fuller, he was Texan born and bred, and grew up in Dickinson, a little town between Houston and Galveston. In high school, he sang in the a cappella choir, acted onstage in plays such as 'Royal Gambit' as Henry the Eighth of course, and won state championships for his debate team. He attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. This was followed by a Master's in Hotel Administration at Cornell. There, he was inspired to turn his back on the Ritz-Carlton set, and instead help those who needed shelter most of all, and moved with his boyfriend to California to work in the low-income housing industry for a decade.

In 1997, Doug attended the Burning Man event for the first time. That experience connected him to a whole new world of kindred souls -- an eclectic collection of the mad ones that Kerouac sought after just as vigorously. Soon, he started to date women he met in the scene. It didn't take long before he crossed paths with Candace Locklear, who was immediately taken by his familiar drawl, Gatsby-esque linen pants and pencil thin mustache at the private screening of a documentary about Chicken John's punk rock Circus Redickuless adventures at the ATA Theater in the Mission. They started dating and walked down the aisle two years later, at a now-legendary wedding rave on the shores of a defunct nunnery in Tiburon.

In 2003, Candace gave birth to their daughter Clara Mae Locklear Fuller. Around the same time, Doug switched careers and became a realtor in Montclair, quickly establishing himself in this hyper-competitive scene as a top producer and whose last gig was with Highland Partners in Piedmont. He was the opposite of the typically smarmy, scheming agent and found great satisfaction by helping people find their dream homes, and they knew it. He was named Best Real Estate Agent by Oakland Magazine repeatedly, and enjoyed a business built mostly from referrals.

Doug had various personas and interests and was at the center of many communities. Over the past 25 years, you might see Doug agitating politicians with ACT UP in Los Angeles, or DJing an underground rave in a SoMa warehouse, brewing a spicy Christmas beer, quilting and cross-stitching at home with Clara, barbecuing zesty ribs, square dancing by Lake Merritt, or even performing as an adult clown. In fact, he became an internet sensation in the late 90's with his performance art character called Ouchy the Clown.

He was widely known as a loquacious man with a booming laugh who opened many conversations with a bad joke, but also as a kind and generous spirit who dressed to the nines for every occasion.

Doug was a devoted father to Clara and a very loving husband to Candace, who both survive him along with his father Jerry and brother Deron. The impact he made on others was profound, and he will be missed by the deep and wide community of friends who loved him so dearly.

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 2019.
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January 7, 2020
I was Doug's stager for the last 7 years, and I always appreciated his wit and charm, and endless good nature. I can still conjure up his voice whenever he answered the phone. I will miss him greatly.
Rebecca Bowman
January 1, 2020
Ouchy at BurningMan
Douglas Fuller is part of us all.

We made each other better gentleman.

We chopped wood together.

That's special in this world and time.

Douglas had standards.

I respect that.

He had an actual tender heart.

A little boy in a grown up klown with a whip!

I will never forget his laughs, they ring in my ears his voice so distinct.

Douglas changed my life the night he inspired freekBALL to emerge and face the Santas at the greeter, BurningMan 1998.

That man had a way with words.

He lived it. Seriously. Then it was over and watching him own his own death in front of others was one of the most powerful moments for me.

Strength Wisdom from Experience Fortitude Love Spectacle MAN.

This is our Douglas.

He will NEVER be forgotten and we will tell tales of his adventures and his kindness to our children.
Glenn Campbell
January 1, 2020
He helped me thru the twists and turns of buying my first house and was always so patient and supportive. I loved his creative spirit and bon Vivant ways. His Xmas mix was always a treat, and this year's , though bittersweet, was spectacular. He'll be so missed and the world is less interesting without him. I'm glad I got to spend some time with him. Sincere condolences to Candace, Clara and all his family and friends.
Jone Stebbins
December 31, 2019
Doug was a great man. He helped us find our dream house and was always a gracious host at the clown bar. Such a wonderful father to Clara Mae, and husband to Candace. May his memory be a blessing.
Michael Selvidge
December 31, 2019
What an amazing man! I'm so grateful I had the opportunity to bounce around on adventures with Doug. Many cherished memories. Thanks for being one of the good ones, Toad. Thanks for all the authentic joy you brought to so many lives.
Heather Atles
December 31, 2019
It was a pleasure to know Doug meeting him the first time we visited our son Tim in SF in 2005 or thereabouts and over the years to know of the friendship Tim made with Doug and Candace and how that friendship grew to the place that Doug was one of Tim's bestmen at his wedding September 2016 at Golden Gate Park.. Was happy to again see him at Tim's 50th birthday celebration in October..He will be missed by many for sure and Denny and I are happy to have known him.. Much Love and prayers sent to Candace and Clara at this sad time for them and of course all those who knew Doug Fuller.
Betty Ann and Dennis Pratt
December 31, 2019
We all loved Doug so very much; what a remarkable man! He will live on in our memories and our lives, and we are so grateful for all he inspired.
Lady Bee
December 31, 2019
As both Doug, and Ouchy you are remembered by the entire Hirsch clan as one class act. Rest in Peace, my good man.
Steve Hirsch
December 30, 2019
Doug was the embodiment of joy. He helped my husband and I sell our home under difficult circumstances. I will miss dancing with him and hearing him laugh.
Jim Blaine
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