Gary Eugene Fuller of Garden City went to be with the Lord on November 18, 2019 at the Shepherd’s Center in Cimarron, Kansas. Born November 24, 1936 to Art and Gladys Fuller in Liberal, Kansas.
Gary attended school in Liberal, was a member of Cappella Choir, Mixed Chorus, Boy’s Glee Club and was Vice President of his senior class. Gary also played semi-pro baseball for the Liberal Beejays. He married Fern Kindsvater and together they had three children, Gary Jr., Teresa and Tim. They moved to Garden City in the 1960’s and started Fuller Construction. A carpenter by trade, Gary passed down all of his skills to his sons and grandsons. Gary married Maggie Dale on June 18, 1995 and gained four children. Gary was most of all a lover of Jesus Christ and the word of God, and eventually became a minister. Having a heart for helping others, he was a member of the board at the Emmaus House and helped on several mission trips. A gifted musician, Gary played in several bands throughout the years. With a desire to serve the community, Gary spent two terms as Mayor of Garden City and several years on City Commission. Gary loved playing golf, traveling, and most of all spending time with his family.
Gary is survived by his wife Maggie Fuller of the home; two sons Tim Fuller and wife Suzi of Garden City and Lance Dale of Garden City; three daughters Renee Reed and husband Jed of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Denise Bridenbach and husband Steve of Iliff, Colorado, and Lonna Frank of Jetmore, Kansas; a son-in-law Donnie Haynes of Garden City; twenty two grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild. Gary is preceded in death by wife Fern Fuller; his parents; a son Gary Fuller, Jr., a daughter Teresa Haynes; a brother Jimmy Fuller; and a sister Donna Maxwell.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Cornerstone Church in Garden City. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.t o 8:00 p.m. Thursday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday all at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. The family suggests memorials given to the Shepherd’s Center or to the Emmaus House both in care of the funeral home.