Glenn Emerson Fuller “Sarge” passed on Friday, May 2, 2008 at the home of his daughter in Henderson, Nevada. Following 6 weeks of hospitalization resulting from stroke complications, he returned home for hospice care. He had lived 21 years in Ft. Sumner, New Mexico from August 1986 until the time of his first stroke August 29, 2007 when he joined his daughter, Debra Stefan, at her home in Nevada.
Glenn enlisted in the U.S. Army 8/26/46; served in both the Navy (submariner USS Razorback SS394) and Army until retirement 5/31/67 with over 20 years of military service including combat in Viet Nam, Dominican Republic and Cuban Crisis. He served during WWII, Korean and Viet Nam Wars. Glenn was a master paratrooper “jump” school instructor for the distinguished 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.
He married Barbara Ann Shaw of Ft. Sumner in July 1958 sharing 47 years together until the time of her passing May 4, 2004. From the beginning of marriage up until sickness and death, both "Bobbie" and Glenn enjoyed riding motorcycles together. The Fuller residence always contained a variety of bikes with Harley Davidsons among them. Bobbie's Black '83 XLX Harley Sportster and Glenn's '78 "Shovelhead" FXE with Velorex sidecar will be graveside for the final goodbye ceremony at Ft. Sumner cemetery on August 10th, 2008.
Cremated remains will be interred at Ft. Sumner Cemetery with Military Veteran's Honor service from Cannon Air Force Base commencing at 4PM. With over 20 years of military service, Glenn will be honored with the traditional veteran's Ceremonial Flag Presentation, Firing Party, and playing of Taps.
The GLENN FULLER MEMORIAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE will begin at 2PM from High Plains Harley Davidson Dealership in Clovis and meeting at 26362 US HWY 60 in the big yellow Fuller motorcycle shop (barn). An informal remembrance gathering will take place in the shop prior to the motorcycle processional travelling to the Ft. Sumner cemetary for the 4PM service. All riders and friends from Clovis and in Ft. Sumner are welcome to attend the honor ceremony.
Glenn was known for his sense of humor, long white beard, and love of motorcycles. Glenn developed his interest in motorcycles as a boy on the farm when a friend of his sister took him and brother Fred riding on a motorcycle. He and Fred then got an “Indian” motorcycle from a farmer and got it running; this began the motorcycle passion that lasted his lifetime. Upon bringing Glenn home to Nevada, daughter Debra obtained a motorcycle license and installed a sidecar on Glenn’s favorite Harley to continue his love of riding. (See pictures on this memorial website.)
Glenn turned 79 years old on March 26.
o Born March 26, 1929 in Stanton, Michigan to Robert Emerson Fuller and Jenny Hadley.
o Lifetime Member of H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group)
Known as “Santa Claus” for his annual role in the H.O.G. Christmas Toy Run
o Charitable Sponsor of the Boys & Girls Home, and highest donor of High Plains Harley Davidson of Clovis food drive (commemoration event in his honor 2007).
Glenn is Survived by:
Son, Richard Glenn and wife Linda Stockman Fuller, grandchildren: Heather Erin and Eric Michael Fuller all of Orange, California; Daughter, Debra Stefan of Henderson, Nevada; Nephew, Terry Millard of Escondido, California
Barbara Ann Shaw, May 4, 2004 (married 7/58 – 47 years until her death)
Virginia Augustine Fyffe, March 12, 2007 (married 1950-‘58) mother of Richard Glenn and Debra Lynn
Predeceased by all siblings and most recently his eldest brother Wayne Robert Fuller, Sr. (May 08, 1923 - April 19, 2008)
Other Siblings were: Lois, Fred; Younger Brother Dean “Tink”.
This Memorial website: http://Glenn-Fuller.memory-of.com
Sunday, August 10, 2008 ...
2PM - GLENN FULLER MEMORIAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE will begin at from High Plains Harley Davidson Dealership in Clovis and meeting at 26362 US HWY 60 in the Fuller motorcycle shop
3PM - Remembrance Gathering held at 26362 US HWY 60 in the Fuller motorcycle shop
4PM - Military Veteran's Honor service from Cannon Air Force Base with traditional veteran's Ceremonial Flag Presentation, Firing Party, and playing of Taps.
5PM - Final Memories shared in the Fuller motorcycle shop; showing of Glenn Fuller Life Story DVD.
6PM - Motorcycle Riders begin return ride to Clovis.
Interment Ft. Sumner, NM Chavez Funeral Home with participation by Palm Mortuary, Henderson, NV
Glenn's Favorite Charities:
The New Mexico Baptist Children's Home of Portales; Food Bank of Clovis
Contact available via this memorial website.
Thank you to the Senior Center of Ft. Sumner, friends at High Plains Harley Davidson of Clovis, and friends in the Village of Ft. Sumner
Mottos that describe the life of Glenn Fuller: “Live to Ride” and “Airborne All The Way”