Rollo John Fuller
March 15, 1965 ‒ March 06, 2010
BUTLER: Rollo John Fuller of Butler passed away March 6, 10 days before his 45th birthday.
Born March 15, 1965, John was the son of Rollo Mark Fuller of Livingston, Tennessee and Dorothy Fuller of Butler. He was a brother to Sheila (Carl) Burkhart of Perrysville, Marla (Duane) Tanner of Mansfield and Matthew Fuller who preceded him in death. John was an uncle to Kristen (Ryan) Gulley of Newport News, Virginia, Jessica, Jenna and Colton Burkhart of Perrysville, and Justin, Jacob and Jared Reid of Mansfield.
In addition to his brother and best friend, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Walter and Jenette Woodward of Bellville and his paternal grandfather Rollo Cole of Liberty Center.
A good and kind man, he will be remembered by his family and a host of good friends and neighbors. Following the diagnosis of a brain tumor four years ago, John was no longer able to work. John established new routines, one of which was regular trips to the local gas station where the “Duke Girls” (his name for the employees) catered to his every whim. John looked forward to the delicious meals prepared and delivered by his nicknamed “deal-a-meal crew” from the Butler Adult Center.
A good day for John included a trip to his country home where he fed the deer, turkeys, and songbirds with his faithful dog Sadie always at his side. He often made stops along the way to visit with his friends and neighbors.
An avid fisherman, John made numerous trips to local fishing spots where a good day’s catch would net him a hundred fish or more. At the end of the day he enjoyed a home cooked meal, a phone conversation with one of his buddies, or spending time with his family.
Always on the hunt for a good bargain, he and his sister, Marla, attended local auctions looking for items to buy, sell, or trade. While more items where bought than sold, they always had a great time.
When John no longer could attend church, his church family came to him. He was blessed by cards, calls, visits, gifts of food and flowers from his friends at Grace Fellowship. His friends, neighbors, and extended family helped out whenever there was a need.
A graduate of Clear Fork High School, John received auto body certification from Knox Career Center. He was a former member of Cub and Boy Scouts, 4H, school band, and the church youth group.
Having worked a number of jobs, he declared his years working for Pugh Shows Amusement Company to be the best, in spite of the fact that his mother always said he ran off with the circus.
In addition to being a good worker and friend, he could tell stories (mostly true) that left his audience in stitches. During his four-year illness, his goal was to become the best man he could be. Mission accomplished, his family and friends stood guard while he transitioned to his new home where there is no more sorrow or pain.
John’s family would like to thank each one who played an important role in his life and invite you to the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home on Thursday, March 11, 2010 from 1-3pm and 5-8pm. John’s memorial service will be held Friday, March 12 at 3pm at Grace Fellowship Church, 365 Straub Road East, Mansfield.
In lieu of flowers please bring a new T-shirt of any size to send for the relief efforts in Haiti.
Memorial contributions to Grace Fellowship Youth Group, Butler Nutrition Program, Butler Rescue Squad, or Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made at the funeral home.