Fred Fuller (Dad & Uncle Pete) from Etowah, N.C. passed away peacefully at home Thursday evening. He was 85. Fred was born in Vermont where he grew up working on his families dairy farm. This is where his love of trading in livestock began. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Military Police Corp at age 23 and was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. Upon returning home to Moretown, Vermont he soon became interested in the towns newest Elementary School Teacher, Janice Bishop. They were married August 20th, 1960.
In 1971, Fred moved his family to Etowah, N.C. By this time they had 2 children. Fred could do basically anything. He had a quest for knowledge. He was a carpenter and cabinet maker by trade, however he loved to buy and sell livestock…particularly donkeys. Fred also loved playing his accordion for the pleasure of many confined to nursing homes. He was a wonderful husband and father, and he was also known by God as His servant. Fred’s honesty and integrity was second to none. He held himself to a very high standard. Fred had been heartbroken ever since the passing of his wife Janice in 2014. At the time they had been happily married 53 years.
Mr. Fuller will be sorely missed by many for he was definitely one of a kind. His survivors include his Brother Mike Fuller of Waterbury, V.T.; his son Rick Fuller and wife Kiva; his daughter Laurie McCrary and husband Alan; grandsons Myles McCrary, Mitchell McCrary, and Blake Fuller his wife Anna and son Colton. Fred’s great grandson Colton was born in 2015 as his 4th generation.
The family will receive friends at Jackson Funeral Service, Saturday May 18th from 1-2 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Rifleman’s Association or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.