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OBITUARY

Robert G. Fuller M.D.

January 30, 1933January 29, 2021

Robert G. Fuller, M.D, 87, died on Friday, January 29 in Greenwood, Indiana. Dr. Fuller was born on January 30, 1933 in Bloomington, Indiana to Glen and Rachel Fuller. He and his family moved to Columbus in 1935.

He married Bonnie J. Reece, daughter of Lloyd and Ruth Reece, in 1955. She preceded him in death on January 14, 2017.

Dr. Fuller graduated from Indiana University and then served in the U.S. Army at Fort Detrick, Maryland, the Army’s Biological Warfare Program. After his military service, he attended and graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He and Dr. Fred B. Andrews established a Family Practice in July 1962 at 1919 25th Street, Columbus, Indiana.

In July 1965 the office moved to 1940 Doctors Park Drive, Columbus, Indiana, and continued to practice there until retirement in 2008. Dr. Fuller was active in Volunteers in Medicine until retirement. He was Columbus East High School’s team physician from 1972 to 1979.

Dr. Fuller is survived by his daughters, Toby Johnson and Barrie Fuller of Columbus; and sons, Blake (Beth) Fuller of Greenwood, Indiana and Rhett (Sharmila) Fuller of Belle Mead, New Jersey.

He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Brittany R. (Tyler) Jaynes, Samuel F. Johnson, Bonnie R. Fuller, Summer L. Fuller, Hannah Fuller, Addie Fuller, Evan Fuller, Rijel R. Fuller, and Arjen G. Fuller.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, sister, Barbara J. Hodler; and stillborn granddaughter, Paula Ann.

Memorials in Dr. Fuller’s name may be made to the Bartholomew County Humane Society or the Heritage Fund- Community Foundation of Bartholomew County.

Cremation is planned and a Family Gathering will take place at a later date.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.Myers-Reed.com.

Myers-Reed Chapel is serving Dr. Fuller’s family.

  • FAMILY

  • Bonnie J. Fuller, Wife (deceased)
  • Toby R. Johnson, Daughter
  • Barrie Fuller, Daughter
  • Blake Fuller (Beth), Son
  • Rhett Fuller (Sharmila), Son
  • Brittany Jaynes (Tyler), Granddaughter
  • Samuel F. Johnson, Grandson
  • Bonnie R. Fuller, Granddaughter
  • Summer Fuller, Granddaughter
  • Hannah Fuller, Granddaughter
  • Addie Fuller, Granddaughter
  • Evan Fuller, Grandson
  • Rijel R. Fuller, Grandson
  • Arjen G. Fuller, Grandson

Services

  • A Family Gathering will be held at a later date.

Memories

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Pauletta Berry

February 20, 2021

I am so sorry for the loss of this great man. He was my physician up until I was a married woman and moved away. He will be missed!

Doris Benson

February 4, 2021

So sorry to learn of the death of Bob Fuller. I went to high school with Bob and he married a dear friend of mine, Bonnie. Even though I moved away from Columbus, I was always in touch with the family up until the death of Bonnie. When I was visiting my family in Columbus, I would take my children to see Dr. Fuller in the case of their illness while visiting in the city. He was always very caring and gentle with the young children. I express my sympathy to the Fuller family, especially Blake (with whom I had emails with following his mother's death). Remember -- the Round Robin "girls"!!
Again, my thoughts and prayers go to the Fuller family.

Doris Ellen (Kelly) Benson

Janice (Jan) Donley

February 4, 2021

Sending my deepest sympathy for the family. Uncle Bob was so inspiring to me as a young girl who wanted to be a doctor. Watching him study in the closet (while his kids were young) to have quiet time was an image still in my mind. Several of my high school friends have sent me their expressions of sympathy, one even reminding me that he was her doctor in those younger years. Many were touched by his life of service. Rest In Peace, my dear Uncle Bob.

Ross Carothers

February 3, 2021

My condolences to the friends and family. Dr. Fuller was my family’s doctor throughout my childhood. He was always calm and caring and made going to the doctor’s office a comfortable experience. Dr. Fuller literally saved my life. In 1985, he diagnosed me with a severe appendicitis, and I was rushed to the hospital for surgery. Having had a relative who previously died from a burst appendix, I am forever grateful. On another occasion as a child, I cut my finger pretty bad on a weekend. My mother called Dr. Fuller and he directed her to bring me to his house where he stitched me up. He embodied what I look for when trying to find a doctor in today’s world.

My deepest sympathy on your loss.

Charolette Mahoney

February 2, 2021

Dr. Fuller was such a kind and caring doctor to my family when we moved to Columbus. He was gracious enough to meet us at the office after hours when one of the children became ill. (Seemed like it always happened after office hours) Whether they had a temp, stitches needed after throwing dirt clods at friends, or any other ailment. We also enjoyed seeing him at the race track. He encouraged us to "come down to the winners circle real quick" in case his horse won so we could have pictures taken. His passing leaves a void for every patient as well as his family. My sincere condolences to your family. Treasure your memories. Charolette Mahoney

Mark Pratt

February 1, 2021

Toby, Blake and the Fuller family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad and grandfather.

I got to know him a bit as he neared retirement. As I told my wife Debby of my acquaintance with him she shared with me that Dr. Fuller was her family's Doctor beginning in the early 1960's making many house calls.

He served his patients and our community well.

Mark Pratt

Hannah Fuller

February 1, 2021

My grandpa was and is the biggest influencer in my life. The absolute BEST parts of my childhood were spent on the family farm with my Grandpa Bob and all the animals. I looked forward to waking up with him early in the morning to feed the cats and horses. My grandpa and I had a special relationship. He was more like a parent to me and has the brightest mind I’ve ever known. He has always been just a text away - so ahead of his time & very tech savvy. That was my grandpa. My grandpa taught me that being happy with yourself and your life is an important priority - no matter where you might be. I loved hearing his stories about his acceptance to medical school and his life journey. I loved driving down to the farm after work or on a day off and picking up some DQ dilly bars and vegetarian Lo Mein from the local Yee Kee by the Warsh House just down the road, and having lunch together. I loved helping him with all his animals both as a child and as an adult. I’m sure he is the reason why I have such a fond love for animals and why I chose Pet Stylist as my career. My grandpa is my favorite person. Our relationship and memories will always be my most special treasure. I will life my life by his peace and his kind, gentle, humble spirit. I love you forever my Grandpa Bob, my Dr. Fuller, and I will always talk about you. I am so grateful for the 27 years I got to know your beautiful soul.

Patty Gillaspy

January 31, 2021

So very sorry for the loss of your dad, grandfather... Throughout his life he was a kind, caring,compassionate and great family man. Whenever I saw him when he was my Dr. Or playing at your house in the 60's, his demeanor was always kind and caring.
Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
❤🙏🙏🙏
Also want to express my sincere condolences for the loss of your wonderful loving mother, grandmother... Bonnie. Did not know about her passing until read in your father's obituary.
Still in Fl. and often out of the loop .❤🙏🙏🙏

Janet Aller

January 31, 2021

I worked at Doctors Park years ago when we lived in Columbus. Dr. Fuller was a very caring physician and took great care with his patients. RIP sir.

rebecca hupp

January 31, 2021

So sorry to see in the paper the death of your father, father-in-law, grandfather. He was my doctor when we lived in Columbus. He was a very caring and compassionate doctor. Haven't found one like him since. May God give you the strength to get through the day ahead of you.

FROM THE FAMILY