Robert D. “Bob” Fuller

August 15, 1933 ‒ May 21, 2015

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Marengo, Ohio

Robert D. “Bob” Fuller age 81 area farmer and educator of Delaware passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Born on August 15, 1933 in Marengo he was a son of the late Homer and Edythe (Patton) Fuller. In 1951 he graduated from Marengo High School; where he played basketball. He went on to earn his bachelor’s and master’s degree in agricultural education from The Ohio State University.

A teacher with Elm Valley and Buckeye Valley Schools, he then served as an administrator with the Delaware Joint Vocational School. Retiring in 1991 his career in education spanned 35 years.

Through education, he met Dorothy Freeman; in 1959 they were married and shared 56 wonderful years raising a family.

A multi-generational farmer he took a keen interest in agriculture, not only with the family grain and livestock farm, but also in agricultural education as a teacher. A disciplined teacher, he proudly followed the farming success of his students.

Bob was an active 50 year member of the Kilbourne United Methodist Church, a Paul Harris Fellow with the Delaware Rotary Club, member of the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District, and Farm Bureau. He was a 4-H leader of the Brown Happy Farmers, served as Grand Marshall of the Kilbourne Days Parade in 2014, was inducted to the Agriculture Society Hall of Fame, and was named the Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District 2014 Cooperator of the Year

Winters were spent in Haines City, Florida. He was a longtime fan of the Cleveland Indians and Ohio State Buckeyes. Being a humble Godly man, he was strong willed, patient and kind.

He will be remembered for his love of family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his beloved wife Dorothy, he is also survived by children Dr. Raymond (Karen) Fuller, Cindy (Paul) Parker, Randy (Jennifer) Fuller all of Delaware, grandchildren Sarah Parker, Kenneth Fuller, and Anna Fuller, sister-in-law Polly Fuller, brother-in-law James (Barb) Freeman.

He was also preceded in death by his brother Richard “Dick” Fuller, sister Evelyn (Robert) Schaublin, his infant twin brother and an infant sister.

Friends may call 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Dr., Delaware. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the Kilbourne United Methodist Church, 5591 St Rt 521, in Kilbourne, with Celebrant Don Lockwood officiating. Burial will follow in Bloomfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Kilbourne United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • Alden and I wish to send our sympathy to Dorothy and her extended family.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Dorothy, you and your family have our sympathy. He was a great man.

  • To your beautiful family, my heart goes out to you all, may your love, laughter and special memories live on your hearts for ever. Bob was a kind and generous man , his love for his church & the community will live on with us forever. His love of teaching the agricultural trade will be in the heart & soul of his students he touched through out his teaching career. He was such a good neighbor , friend , family man . Our community neighborhood will never be the same. May God Bless you all many prayers & hugs to your beautiful

  • Dorothy, Randi and families,
    My heart broke when I heard this news. Know that we are holding you and yours in prayer, even as we, in faith, celebrate Bob’s eternal healing and homecoming. My thoughts are with you during these difficult days. Deepest sympathy.

  • Hello Ray

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

    Take Care Michele

  • Dorothy, everyone at the church has you and your family in their heart. May many prayers come your way.

  • The Votaw family expresses our condolences to the Fuller family. We remember Bob at our home church Kilbourne United Methodist he was a very nice person . Sorry to hear of the loss of a great guy.

    prayers and hugs from

    Jerry & Debbie
    Katelynn Andrew & Emily

  • Bob was one of the first persons I met when I came to the JVS in 1985. He was always a good adviser and friend who helped me during those first years. He will be missed by all who knew him.

    Anne McCord

  • Bob and I worked together for several years at the Career Center. I always enjoyed and respected Bob and his advice. I know he will be missed by his family. My deepest sympathy to Dorothy and his family.

  • To the Fuller Family: Bob and I had many a laugh as he encouraged me to coordinate a holiday talent show at the Career Center back in the late 80’s. Even when I said it was to large an undertaking, he gave me that winning smile and said “You can do it, Mary!!!” Every time I saw him after retirement, we would always share this story and I would thank him for his guidance and support as a new employee at DACC. Bob — you will be truly missed.

    Mary Lykens

  • Dorthy, Family: “Because He Lives, I (we) can face tomorrow, because he lives all fear is gone”. Because I knew Bob my personnel faith has been strengthened. He was a rare man of honor, faith, and courage. He was a pastors greatest strength, guide,and encourager. Since leaving Kilbourne I have missed my conversation with him. Future pastors will be at a lose not having his gentle guidance and direction. He was a real friend to me, my family and many other. I will miss him.
    My deepest sympathy, and prayers to each of you

  • Mrs. Fuller, Ray, Cindy, Randy and your families…please know I am thinking of you all. Prayers are with you! As tears of sorrow are shed on earth, rejoicing is in heaven.

  • Mrs. Fuller, Ray and Family. Very sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Fuller. My Families thought and prayers are with you.

  • Our deepest sympathies and our thoughts are with the Fuller family at this time of great loss.

  • Dear Dorothy,

    I want to extend my sympathy to you and your family at this time of personal loss. May friends bring you comfort, may family bring you love, and may memories bring you peace.
    Sincerely, Nancy Townley, a fellow home economist

  • Dorothy and family: Our family lost a kind and wonderful man, he will be greatly missed. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

  • Dorothy: Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you move forward. We have many memories of Bob and his concern for helping others. His teaching career touched hundreds of lives .

  • I just read in the paper about Bob. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. You and Bob raised a wonderful family of children who have become very successful and will continue showing the values you have taught them. Bob will be missed..

  • Dear Dorothy and family,

    We are sorry for you loss. Bob was a good friend and great person. We had many fun times with him through Mother’s Club activities. He was such a fun loving auctioneer, selling the baked goods for the ladies. He always kept us laughing.

    We wish you all well in the times ahead. Enjoy all the wonderful memories.
    Kathy and Monte Guingrich