Lawrence Lee Fuller

November 2, 1921December 26, 2012

Lawrence Fuller, 91, of Midland passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012. He was born on November 2, 1921 to Merle and Oakland Fuller in Wichita, Kansas. During World War II, Lawrence was a Lt. in the Army Air Corp., 410 Bomb Group and flew 44 missions over France and Germany in a “A-20 HAVOC”. He met Patricia Manley in the Student Union at the University of Oklahoma after the war. They were married in Norman Oklahoma on May 18, 1946. They moved to Midland in 1950 where they lived to the present. Lawrence retired from Gulf Oil in 1983 after 33 years of service. He was active in the Chevron Retirees Association, Sigma Chi Fraternity, and the First Christian Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Douglas Fuller and one brother, Mark Fuller.

Those left behind to honor and cherish his memory is his wife, Patricia Fuller of Midland; son, Gary Blaine Fuller and wife Julie of Dallas; daughter, Patricia Kathryn Fuller and husband Brett Birnbaum of Phoenix, AZ; a daughter-in-law, Deborah Fuller of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren: Jay Brian Fuller of Washington, D.C., Monica Waechter and husband Eric of Baton Rouge, LA, Blaine Fuller of Baton Rouge, LA, Colin Birnbaum of Phoenix, AZ, and Kendall Birnbaum of Phoenix, AZ; one great-grandson, Cannon Waechter. He leaves behind Cynthia D. Hanson of New York, NY who was like a daughter in his heart. Lawrence also leaves behind loving family in Norman, Oklahoma and around the country.

A graveside service has been scheduled at 11:00am on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Resthaven Memorial Park with The Right Reverend J. Scott Mayer officiating. Online condolences may be offered at In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation and High Sky Children’s Ranch.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, December 29, 2012

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Kimberly Perry

January 30, 2013

We will miss him. He was a fine fellow and brother-in-law. Much love, Kimberly Perry and Charles Manley

Ann Coombes-Goodman

December 30, 2012

Thoughts, prayers and memories of many smiles go out to the whole Fuller family! My deepest sympathies - I have wonderful memories of him and his big smile out on the golf course! I am so glad to have known him!
~ Annie

Becky Waechter

December 29, 2012

I met him only recently but recognized immediately that he was a gentleman and much loved by all of his family. It was obvious he loved them dearly. There is no greater accomplishment than to live loved and lovingly. My prayers for consolation for the family.

Tom Wilson

December 29, 2012

My heart goes out to Patty, Gary, Tricia and their families. Larney, as most of us called Lawrence, was the epitome of a gentlemen and I am glad I knew him. I will always cherish his guidance on the golf course, but more importantly, in how to live life to the fullest.

Ro Thompson

December 28, 2012

I am terribly saddened to learn of Mr. Fuller's passing. My deepest and sincere condolences to Mrs. Fuller and the Fuller family. Mr. Fuller was an active and charming person who will be missed by those who had the pleasure and honor of knowing him. During this time of great sorrow, may the joyous memories shared from over the years be of comfort to you all. He will be greatly missed. May he and Doug be enjoying a good round of golf together, laughing as they are reunited again. Godspeed Mr. Fuller... and God Bless.
Your neighbor and Doug's fellow classmate,

Brad and Patty Wilson

December 28, 2012


What is it all when all is told.
This constant striving for fame or gold.
The fleeting joy or bitter tears --
We are only here a few short years.

Nothing our own but the silent past.
Loving or hating, nothing can last.

What is it all? but a passing through
A cross for me and a cross for you.
Ours seem heavy, while others light;
But God, in the end, makes all things right.
He tempers the wind with such loving care,
He knows the burden each can bear;
Then He changes life's grey into heavenly gold.
Ah! That is all when all is told.

To Patty, Tricia and the rest of the family, we are sorry for your loss.