William Schnell ‘Bill’ Fuller

Published 5:14 pm Saturday, August 11, 2018

William Schnell “Bill” Fuller, age 92, went to be with his Lord on Aug. 8, 2018.

He was a fourth generation native of Vicksburg, born to Rhea and Frances Schnell Fuller in 1925.

Bill served his country as a staff sergeant and platoon leader with the 281st Combat Engineers during World War II.

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He was a member of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge and received the French Legion Medal of Honor.
After the war, Bill went to work for the Vicksburg District Corps of Engineers, retiring in 1980 after 36 years of service. After retirement, he and wife, Ann, enjoyed traveling to Gulf Shores, where Bill could be found most early mornings surf-fishing, one of his favorite past times. He was a member of CrossPoint Methodist Protestant Church in Vicksburg, where he served as founder and director of evangelism. He served as a Trustee on the Board of the Florida Holiness Camp Meetings, and he and Ann worked at Indian Springs, Georgia, Camp Meetings for nine years.
Bill was a husband, father, soldier, fisherman, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many. Above all, he loved God and sought to share The Good News with all he met. He was the rock of his family and a hero to his sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Because of his Godly example, he impacted many lives for Christ.
Mr. Fuller was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Ann Harbour Fuller; parents, Rhea and Frances Fuller; two sisters, Frances Love and Wilhemina Porter, and two brothers, Rhea Fuller, Jr. and Leonard Fuller. He is survived by his sons, Fred Fuller and Donny Fuller; his daughters-in-law, Kristy Fuller and Pam Smith; grandchildren, Joshua Fuller (Elisabeth), Natalie Epperson (Paul), Jacob Fuller (Alex), Clark Bullock, Brette Harman (Jason) and Chris Bullock; great-grandchildren, Emma Grace, Levi, Chloe and Mia Epperson, Knox, Logan, Beckett and Brynne Fuller, Virginia and Hendrix Fuller, Wes, Owen and Margaret Anne Harman; and a sister, Daisye Keeton.
Visitation will be held Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, from 9-10 a.m. at Riles Funeral Home in Vicksburg.

A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m., with burial to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crosses Across America, Inc. 3300 Indiana Avenue, Vicksburg, MS 39180 Or Forge Ministries At www.forgeforward.org.