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Paul Raymond FullerJanuary 16, 1923 ~ November 27, 2017 (age 94)
Paul Raymond Fuller passed away November 27, 2017 in Grand Rapids. He was born on January 16, 1923 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the son of Arthur O. Fuller and Ruth T. Mills Fuller. After graduating from Classen High School, Paul attended Oklahoma Baptist University before serving in the United States Army. He participated in the invasion of Normandy. After the war, he completed his bachelor's degree at University of Oklahoma and then earned a Ph.D. in psychology at Indiana University. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
In the course of his career, Paul applied his expertise to many branches of psychology. He taught at Florida State University, Western Michigan University and Muskegon Community College. In addition to private clients, he consulted with the courts and social service agencies. For a few years in the 1950s, he was a management consultant. In the 1960s he was able to combine his interest in aerospace with his skills as a behavioral scientist by working in human factors and science systems analysis for the Martin Marietta Company and Lear Siegler, Inc.
As a teenager, Paul began singing bass in glee clubs and choirs. He frequently sang solos in church and for weddings and funerals. He continued to love to sing until days before his death. He was a longtime member of Fountain Street Church.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Fay. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Margie (Boone) Fuller; his daughter Claire (Terrance) Martin of Springfield, Illinois; his son Paul, Jr. (Debra) Fuller of Bailey, Colorado; his grandson Timothy Martin of Fort Collins, Colorado; granddaughter Sara Muir and great-granddaughter Abbey Raymer of Honolulu, Hawaii; and niece Deborah (Neil) Phillips of Midlothian, Texas.
A private service will be held at a later date.