Ralph G. “Gee” Fuller, age 79, of Sunbury, Ohio, died Sunday, December 14, at OSU Medical Center in Columbus following an extended illness, surrounded by his family.
Mr. Fuller was born on April 21, 1935 in Letcher County, to the late Greenie “Gee” and Grace Breeding Fuller. A resident of the Sunbury area since 1946, he worked as a train engineer and conductor for the Pennsylvania, Penn Central, and CSX Railroads. He was am ember of the Air National Guard, 166th Fighter Bomber Squadron from March 1954 until March 1957.
He was a proud member of the United Transportation Union Local #0145 and a faithful member of Condit Presbyterian Church.
He enjoyed a passion for music, playing the guitar, banjo, and harmonica. He was the leader of the Gee’s Band, playing rock-n-roll and blues music playing in local venues in the Galena and New Albany area. Mr. Fuller loved his family and treasured the time spent with them and enjoyed sharing stories about his younger years with his grandchildren. He liked fast cars, fast motorcycles and trains.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life and faithful companion for 56 years Nancy “Nan” Darst Fuller, who died August 10, 2011, a great-grandson Evan James Dell, and stepfather,
Surviving are two sons, Ralph “Little Gee” Fuller and wife Teresa Lynn of New Richmond, Oh., and Jesse Fuller and wife Christine of Marengo, Oh.; three daughters, Kathy Longshore and husband Randy of Sunbury, Oh., Teresa Sparks and husband Gary of Utica, Oh., and Sheila Micholes of Marengo, Oh.; 12 grandchildren, six greatgrandchildren; a sister, Judy Duncan and husband Keith of Sparta; a brother, John Boston and wife RaeAnn of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc., and special friends and neighbors, Roberta and Bill Morris.
Friends may call Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury, Ohio, where services will be held Saturday, December 19, at 1 p.m. with Pastors Jeri-Lynne Bouterse, Billie White, and Brad Duncan officiating. Interment will follow in the Trenton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Condit Presbyterian Church, 15102 Hartford Road, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.