Lawrence Fuller, 91, of Midland passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012. He was born on November 2, 1921 to Merle and Oakland Fuller in Wichita, Kansas. During World War II, Lawrence was a Lt. in the Army Air Corp., 410 Bomb Group and flew 44 missions over France and Germany in a "A-20 HAVOC". He met Patricia Manley in the Student Union at the University of Oklahoma after the war. They were married in Norman Oklahoma on May 18, 1946. They moved to Midland in 1950 where they lived to the present. Lawrence retired from Gulf Oil in 1983 after 33 years of service. He was active in the Chevron Retirees Association, Sigma Chi Fraternity, and the First Christian Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Douglas Fuller and one brother, Mark Fuller.
Those left behind to honor and cherish his memory is his wife, Patricia Fuller of Midland; son, Gary Blaine Fuller and wife Julie of Dallas; daughter, Patricia Kathryn Fuller and husband Brett Birnbaum of Phoenix, AZ; a daughter-in-law, Deborah Fuller of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren: Jay Brian Fuller of Washington, D.C., Monica Waechter and husband Eric of Baton Rouge, LA, Blaine Fuller of Baton Rouge, LA, Colin Birnbaum of Phoenix, AZ, and Kendall Birnbaum of Phoenix, AZ; one great-grandson, Cannon Waechter. He leaves behind Cynthia D. Hanson of New York, NY who was like a daughter in his heart. Lawrence also leaves behind loving family in Norman, Oklahoma and around the country.
A graveside service has been scheduled at 11:00am on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Resthaven Memorial Park with The Right Reverend J. Scott Mayer officiating. Online condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation and High Sky Children's Ranch.