Samuel Henry Fuller Jr., 88, of Pennsdale, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at his home.
Born Feb. 9, 1925, in Muncy, he was a son to the late Samuel H. Fuller Sr. and Henrietta Barto Brown. He was married April 23, 1949, to Loretta Mary Shadle, who passed away April 10, 2005.
Samuel was a 1943 graduate of Williamsport High School, then went directly into the Army at the age of 18. He was a Veteran and survivor of World War II. He was one of the the drivers for General George S. Patton, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Samuel received the European African Middle Eastern service medal with five bronze stars. When he was younger, he raced cars at the River View Race Track, and chauffeured Prince Ferrington.
After the war, he became a lifetime member of the NRA, joined the VFW American Legion, was Forest Fire Warden for 50 plus years and served terms as Chef-De-Gare for the 40/8. He loved hunting, cars, and became a gunsmith. He also worked at AVCO, from which he retired.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, William Fuller; a half brother, Elmer Brown; and two half sisters, Alla Smith and Ann Derr.
He is survived by two brothers, Eugene K. and David P. Fuller, both of Salladasburg.
Also surviving are eleven children; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Burial will follow in Jersey Shore Cemetery, with full military honors accorded by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard. A visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in Samuel's name may be made to Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.