Michael Ray Fullerton
- September 19, 1949 - July 15, 2012
- Georgetown, Texas
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“Dearest Debbie and family: My heart breaks for you during this very difficult time, and I pray that God will sustain you daily with His strength,...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Nancy Grubbs - Rowlett, TX
“Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We are Christians too and are thankful he is with the Lord. You do not know us but we were on the...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Gary and Jen Dendekker - Paris, AK
“I never had the honor of knowing Mike as an adult, but I have fond memories of his soft voice & sweet smile as a child. I understand that he grew...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: JODY HOWTON - GRANBURY, TX
“Dear Debbie and Family,
We were so saddened to hear of your loss.
We just read about Mike's courageous acts
in the paper yesterday. We would...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Jack and Eula sharp - Georgetown, TX
“I have known Mike since he started working for American. Mike was always thoughtful of others, he worked very hard, and was agreat man of God. I am...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Ralph Brown - Mesa, AZ
My prayers are with you and your family. What a fine man he was! I know that when his Heavenly Father welcomed Mike into his loving arms,...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Sandy Schmelzer - Georgetown, TX
“In the 10 years I worked with Mike,I am proud and comforted by fact that we became friends. I will always remember him for his kindness, humbleness,...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Matt Lauer - Austin, TX
“I personally have many wonderful memories of my time with Mike and Debbie. We shared many times of fellowship both at church and at their home where...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Garry Hanson - Cloquet, MN
“You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike was a special person and will truly be missed.
9 of 28 | Posted by: Jerome & Yvonne Tucek & Preston Jones - TX
“My deepest condolences to each and every family member. I did not know Mike personally. I do know, however, from conversations with Dolly Land, his...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Joy Swayze - San Antonio, TX
“It is so difficult to express in words our sorrow for your loss. We will certainly miss Mike’s great smile and the genuine sincerity in his voice....Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Pete and Carla - Hutto, TX
“We remember Mike as a great, loving and dedicated father from all the years we spent in youth baseball. What great memories. We are praying for your...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Robert and Sheryl Pullin - Burnet, TX
“May Almighty God embrace all of you with His loving arms, and give you strength and comfort during this sorrowful time.
4 ‘He...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Ann Hernandez
“Mike was the type of person that inspired us to want to be better human beings. Im proud to have known him, and proud to call him my friend.
14 of 28 | Posted by: Mark Emden - Austin, TX
“Who wouldn't like to be like Mike? He was a joy to know and admire for his friendly manner. I know he is in a better place but he will be missed by...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: jerry hage - georgetown, TX
“The news of Mike's passing hit hard with Tom and I. Our thoughts are a mixture of the sadness we are feeling now, and the joy of having known a man...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Tom and Paulette Esselman - TX
I was honored to be your brother -in -law you always welcomed me with open arms every time I stayed with you guys during the fall when I would...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Michael Felan - Irving , TX
“I shall always cherish your memory of being a kind loving individual. It didn't matter when I saw you, you always had a smile. I will miss your...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Nekita Tucker - Co-worker
“My prayers are with you and your family.
19 of 28 | Posted by: Dennis Moore - Cedar Park, TX
“To Debbie, Jason, Landon and family. Just want you to know that you all are so dear to us. Mike was the most wonderful man we have ever known and...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Tammy Thomison - Bertram, TX
“Mike was a gentle giant of a man that was loved by everyone at American Airlines in Austin. He was always smiling and pleasant with everyone he came...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Nick Juen - Austin, TX
“Thousands of memories, all of them wonderful. Everyone loved Uncle Mike. I will always miss you, your kind heart, and your quickness to laugh.
...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Doug Fullerton - Harlingen, TX
“I always enjoyed talking cars w/ mike at the reunions. Such a soft spoken kind guy. Mike....You beat me off the light buddy ,but I'll see you at the...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: gordon land - seguin, TX
“I loved my Uncle Mike (my uncle by marriage), My fondest memories is his gentle kindness,always kind and joyful...I will miss you, til I see you in...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Pastor Kevin Powell - TX
I will never forget all of the hunting trips we took, the hours working with you on the construction crew, the trips to San Antonio...Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: Scott - Aubrey, TX - Nephew
“Uncle mike, you were always just a bright ray of light for our family, supporting us and loving us through whatever we did. It showed in every action...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Meagan Fullerton - Aubrey, TX
“I love my sweet uncle. You beat us all into the gates of glory and what a wonderful homecoming it will be when we are all reunited in our ultimate...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Sherri Fullerton - Plano, TX
“Receiving the tragic news of your accident we were in shock. Our hearts break for the sorrow you must be experiencing and we pray the Lord bring you...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Rocky Anderson - Muskogee, OK
Mike Fullerton was a man filled with love. He loved God, his family and friends, his country and life itself. He lived his life in accordance with John 15:13, which says, "greater love has no man than this that he lay down his life for his friends."
Born September 19, 1949 in Hobbs, New Mexico, he was the third child of Milford Fullerton Jr and Ruby (Langford) Fullerton Victor. Throughout his life he was held in high esteem for his tremendous work ethic and his gentle spirit. These qualities attracted Deborah Land to him and on December 23, 1972 they were married. They were a perfect match, and for over forty years they were inseparable, their love growing stronger with each passing day.
Mike and Debbie were blessed with two boys, Michael Jason and Landon Brandt, who both loved their Mother and idolized their Father. Mike saw to it that his boys were always in church, always did what was right, and never gave up no matter how rough things seemed. In essence he raised his boys to be like him.
An Army Veteran who served in Vietnam, he was very skilled mechanically, and although he was gifted in brick masonry and construction Mike's desire to provide the best life possible for his family led him to work as fleet service clerk for American Airlines in both Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin. His pursuit of personal excellence eventually led him to return to college and earn his A&P License while working full-time and helping to raise his sons.
The consummate family man, Mike was elated when Jason married Robyn Dailey in June of 2001. Yet, he never smiled more than he did when celebrating the births of his Grandchildren Ryan Brandt and Lauren Kate. Grampee (as he would be called) loved to visit Ryan and Kate and spend time playing games and taking special trips with them.
Mike loved helping people and he demonstrated this in many ways. Perhaps none more profound than the Missionary trips he took to Mazatlan, Mexico and Barbados to help build Churches and Bible Schools.
Mike went to heaven to receive his reward on Sunday July 15, near the face of the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska while on vacation with his family. His final act on this earth was to courageously help save his Daughter-in-law and Granddaughter after their kayaks had capsized plunging them into 37 degree water with a survival time as little as 15 - 30 minutes. As he had done throughout the course of his distinguished life, once more, the hero (along with his son Landon and Grandson Ryan) had helped to save the day.
He leaves behind his wife Deborah Fullerton of Georgetown, two sons Jason and wife Robyn Fullerton and their children Ryan and Kate of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Landon Fullerton of Waxahachie, Texas. His Mother Ruby Victor of Round Rock, Texas, Brother Roy Fullerton and Wife Sharon of Cedar Park Texas, Mother and Father in law Bobby and Dolly Land of San Antonio, Texas, Sister and Brother in law Beverly and Michael Felan of Irving, Texas, along with a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, family, friends and his brothers from American Airlines.
Today he is enjoying the splendor of heaven along with his Father Milford Tipton Fullerton Jr., Sister Gloria Kennedy and many other loved ones who were awaiting his arrival.
The family will receive guests on Friday evening from 6:00-8:00pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home located at 5600 Williams Drive in Georgetown. A service honoring his life will be held at noon on Saturday at the same location. A private internment will be held on Sunday.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that those desiring to make a donation in Mike's name give to either the Zach Kemper Memorial Scholarship Fund (2106 Timberline Drive Round Rock, Tx. 78665) or the Missions Department of Muskogee First Assembly (3100 Gulick Muskogee, Ok. 74403 or www.m1a.us)
You are invited to share a message or memory in the memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.