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McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel

7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC

OBITUARY

Jerome "Jerry" William Fuller

June 22, 1941December 9, 2019
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Jerome "Jerry" William Fuller 78, of Wesley Chapel, NC passed into God's care on December 9, 2019 after a short illness. He was born June 22, 1941 in Hibbing, MN to Rodney William and Virginia Ione Fuller (nee Dorry).

He grew up in Grand Rapids, MN. He attended Grand Rapids high school and Itasca Junior College in Coleraine, MN. He then transferred to the University of Minnesota to complete his engineering education. While working at Univac in St Paul, MN he decided to pursue computer science classes.

After graduation, he was employed at the University of Wisconsin in Superior, and then St Mary's Clinic in Duluth, MN. Computer programming led him to a job in Orlando, FL at Kirchman Corp and later Landmark Systems in Fort Myers, FL. From there he moved to Charlotte, NC to work at Bank of America, writing code for a variety of programs. Jerome was proud that he had helped our National Defense by programming missiles along the northern DEW line and programed a manned space vehicle for NASA that orbited the moon. He also helped streamline banking software.

Jerome moved his family to the Orlando, Florida area in 1980, where his children completed their schooling. He then moved to Fort Myers, FL, before moving to Charlotte, NC. He was an avid hunter in FL, NC and MN. He participated in several racecar classes, and truck racing events. He was a fan of Nascar and Vikings and Panthers football. He enjoyed shooting sports and off-road challenges. While in FL he won many trophies at mudbogging events.

He married Barbara (Billie) Gadbois on August 26, 2000 He was a proud member of the Sons of the American Legion in Grand Rapids, MN and Monroe, NC. He also served as president of an association of data processors in Duluth, MN. He loved motorcycles and Jeeps and was a member of HOG and a member of Carolina Off Road Extremists. After retiring in 2002, he was able to hunt more often and travel around the US visiting many states. Jerome loved history and nature and places of interest and learning.

He is predeceased by his parents, Rodney and Virginia Fuller, stepmother Ramona Fuller all of MN, also daughter Renee Fuller Peterson, and grandson Blake Fuller of Orlando, FL, and 2 stepbrothers Alan and Daniel Terhaar of MN.

He is survived by his wife Barbara (Billie) Fuller, his daughters; Yvonne Holm (Corey) and Yvette Drake (Bob), his grandchildren; Dylan Peterson, Trae Drake and Elayne McLoughlin, 2 great grandchildren, and stepchildren, Pia Tucker (Terry), her children, Kristina and JT Dianne Savelle (Tim), their son, Trent and Mark Gadbois (Jill). His sisters, Tiana Dreymor, Kathie Crowe, Sharon Kimber and a brother, John Fuller (Terri). Doreen Manthey and Dawn Watroba. Also, stepsisters; Cheryl Hollom (Bob), Beverly Peterson (Paul), stepbrothers Jerome Terhaar (Lorraine) and Rick Terhaar (Ellen), and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart Assn, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75231, National Kidney Foundation, 933 Louise Avenue #101B, Charlotte, NC, 28204, or the Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131

  • DONATIONS

  • American Heart Association
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Parkinson's Foundation

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Sunday, December 15, 2019

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Jerome "Jerry" William Fuller

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Billie Fuller

December 14, 2019

Jerry Joe,
You will always be my teddy bear, my huggy bear, and my safe warm place. I will miss you always, but when I am sad I will remember how you smiled at me, with your twinkling blue eyes, and it will cheer me up. Your memory will always bring me peace. As I look through the pictures, I can see how many miles we traveled together. We were on an exciting journey together, best friends, buddies, and while I will go on alone for now, you will always be at my side. I love you, my angel.

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