Saturday, February 13th, 2010
Bernard W. Fuller, 90, of Montezuma, and formerly of Piqua and Troy, died at 5:20 a.m. Feb. 11, 2010, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater.
He was born Oct. 4, 1919, in Piqua, to Cloyd and Florence Brennan Fuller. His first wife, Kathleen V. Cochran, died in 1967. His second wife, Virginia Myers Gearhart, died in 2005.
Surviving is a son, Myron (Cheryl) Fuller, Troy; a daughter, Linda (Gregg) Cross, Xenia; a stepson, Bill (Diane) Gearhart, Troy; a stepdaughter, Vickie Gearhart, Dayton; two sisters, Eileen Ford, Clearwater, Fla., and Carolyn Evans, Piqua; two grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and 13 stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Myron Fuller; and a sister, Evelyn Cox.
He worked for Frigidaire Corp. in Dayton, co-owned Fuller Brothers Auto Sales and Body Shop, Piqua, with his brother, Myron, and later owned Barney's Auto Parts, Piqua. He also was an auxiliary policeman for the city of Piqua, and later became a deputy sheriff for Miami County. He retired as director of the Bureau of Support for Miami County in 1986. A 1939 graduate of Piqua High School, he was a former member of the Miami County Moose Lodge, Troy, and the Warren Lodge Free & Accepted Masons, Piqua.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy. Burial is at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua.
Calling is 10-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Piqua Education Foundation or the Miami County Deputy Sheriff's.
Condolences can be left at www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com.
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