Donald Hawley Fuller, 84, of Albuquerque, New Mexico and formally of Louisville, Ohio died Wednesday, August 7th at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, Ohio following a brief illness.
Don was born in Youngstown, Ohio on May 24, 1935 to Roland Hawley and Esther Weller Fuller. He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Youngstown.
On March 15, 1958 Don married the love of his life, Betty Jane Wright. Don retired from United Linen Service Company in 1992. He was a Christian, a member of the Teamsters Union No. 377, a former member of Alliance Ohio Lion’s Club, Salem Gun Club and Alliance Senior Center.
He is survived by daughter, Kathy Summers (Jim), Ron (Nancy); grandchildren, Joe Kandel (Crystal), Scott Summers (Tara), Justin Summers (Kiana), Nate Fuller (Divya), Kristen Preas (Alex); and great-grandchildren, Haylee Kandel, Hayden Kandel, Brayden Summers, and Elliott Robinson.
In recent years, Don spent the winters in New Mexico and the summers in Ohio. He had many friendships over the years, but none as great as the friendships he made with his camping family at Whispering Pines Campground in Atwater, Ohio. Don loved playing his guitar and singing with friends, playing cornhole, and sharing fellowship. For that, his family will be forever grateful.
Don was an accomplished wood worker. He loved to cook, fish, and target shoot where he shot the National Record Score of 49-3X in the Match 141 - 50 Yards Light Bench Rifle in June 2005.
Preceding him in death are his parents, his loving wife Betty, and his sister Dorothy.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.StJude.org.
It was Don’s wish to be cremated. A private Memorial Service will be held.
Arrangements are being handled by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral and Cremation Service 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601.
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