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Obituary – 08-31-2022 – Anna Maria Islander

Charles A. Fuller

Charles A. Fuller, 74, of Anna Maria, died suddenly Aug. 17 at home.

He was born July 12, 1948, in Bristol, Virginia, and raised in Bristol, Tennessee by his late parents, Dewey Wayne and Evelyn (Byrd).

He graduated from Bristol Tennessee High School in 1966 and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from King’s University in 1970. After graduating from college, he served in the US Army Reserves during the Vietnam War.

Mr. Fuller worked as a computer programmer for the Social Security Administration in Baltimore and Wheeling, West Virginia, for more than 30 years.

A lifelong avid golfer, he worked and played at Oglebay’s Crispin Golf Course in Wheeling after his retirement. He also loved music, dancing, bird watching and good food. A master of breakfast foods, he had perfected the bagel, Christmas morning cinnamon rolls, and Southern oatmeal.

Mr. Fuller was universally adored and admired for his unconditional kindness, willingness to help and sense of humor.

He was a devoted and loving father to his children and enjoyed spending time with his family in Maine, Tennessee and Florida.

Visitation, service and burial were to be at Weaver. Memorial donations can be made at firsttee.org.

Brown & Sons Funeral Homes is making the arrangements. Condolences may be directed to brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mr. Fuller is survived by his children, Hannah and Sam; brother Dewey and sister-in-law Vickie Kilgore; brother-in-law Tilden Curry; niece Evyn Olshevski; nephews Daniel Curry and Mark; cousin Judy Sutherland; and several great-nieces and nephews. He is also survived by close family members Kathy and Irv Shapell, Sue Porter and Jim Porter.

Charles A. Fuller, 74, of Anna Maria, died suddenly Aug. 17 at home.

He was born July 12, 1948, in Bristol, Virginia, and raised in Bristol, Tennessee by his late parents, Dewey Wayne and Evelyn (Byrd).

He graduated from Bristol Tennessee High School in 1966 and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from King’s University in 1970. After graduating from college, he served in the US Army Reserves during the Vietnam War.

Mr. Fuller worked as a computer programmer for the Social Security Administration in Baltimore and Wheeling, West Virginia, for more than 30 years.

A lifelong avid golfer, he worked and played at Oglebay’s Crispin Golf Course in Wheeling after his retirement. He also loved music, dancing, bird watching and good food. A master of breakfast foods, he had perfected the bagel, Christmas morning cinnamon rolls, and Southern oatmeal.

Mr. Fuller was universally adored and admired for his unconditional kindness, willingness to help and sense of humor.

He was a devoted and loving father to his children and enjoyed spending time with his family in Maine, Tennessee and Florida.

Visitation, service and burial were to be at Weaver. Memorial donations can be made at firsttee.org.

Brown & Sons Funeral Homes is making the arrangements. Condolences may be directed to brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mr. Fuller is survived by his children, Hannah and Sam; brother Dewey and sister-in-law Vickie Kilgore; brother-in-law Tilden Curry; niece Evyn Olshevski; nephews Daniel Curry and Mark; cousin Judy Sutherland; and several great-nieces and nephews. He is also survived by close family members Kathy and Irv Shapell, Sue Porter and Jim Porter.