BRANSON, Mo. – Douglas Bryan Fullmer died unexpectedly in Branson while vacationing with his family on June 25, 2022. Doug resided in Gilbert, Arizona with his wife Stacey and son Dylan. Funeral services will be held at Falconer Funeral Home, 251 W. Juniper Ave., Gilbert, Arizona on July 8, 2022, at 10 a.m. Online tributes and condolences may be sent to falconfuneralhome.com.
Doug was born on Oct. 14, 1954, in Torrington to Douglas E. and LuThera L. (Titchener) Fullmer. He grew up on the family farm south of Lingle and attended school in Lingle. Doug graduated from high school in 1973 and began working for Emmett Perrson at his grain elevator. He then worked as parts man at Rose Brothers Massey Ferguson Dealership in Lingle. Doug also was a common figure on the sports scene by refereeing high school sports.
He married Connie Cundall in the fall of 1977. To this union, Melisa Jill and Jaymi Beth were born. In 1986, Doug worked at Tyrell Chevrolet and Target in Cheyenne until moving to Chandler, Arizona in 1988. He started working part-time for Empire Caterpillar while delivering pizza at night. A few months later, he began working full-time at Empire and worked there until retirement in 2021. Doug received an award for 30 years of service and was nominated for Parts Person of the Year on several occasions. While working at Empire, he met and married Stacey Ash on March 3, 2001. Doug and Stacey became parents to Dylan Bryan in May 2014.
Doug’s hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping, following Chicago Cubs and Wyoming Cowboys. He also enjoyed off-road four-wheeling in the desert with Stacey and Dylan. Upon retirement, he and his four brothers had a texting group and they greeted each other every day. Doug usually started off the day with a “nice day in Arizona” and then the rest would chime in with weather and insults.
Doug is survived by his wife Stacey, son Dylan and daughters Melisa (Andy) Reeves of Omaha, Nebraska and Jaymi (Casey) Bock of Firth, Nebraska. He was also grandpa to Owen, Oliver and Claire Reeves, CJ, Mason and Addy Bock. He is survived by brothers Dick (Pat), Bill (Jeannie), Jerry (Lynnea) and Craig (Pat). His in-laws, Dan and Mildie Ash and brother-in-law Dan Ash also survive him. Many nieces and nephews will also miss their Uncle Doug.
Doug was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents and his sister-in-law, Roberta Fullmer.