Obituary: S. Wayne Fuller, 72


S. Wayne Fuller, age 72, of Cullman, Alabama passed away on Friday, March 3, 2023. S. Wayne was born in Cullman, Alabama.

S. Wayne is survived by his fiancé’ of 5 years: Karen Ploppert; his son: Michael (Jodi) Fuller; his daughters: Katie (Wescoat) Free, Courtney (Jeremy) Zills,and Jaclyn (Brandon) Gardner; his sisters: Shelby (Jim) Knight, Janice (Charles) Cobb; his grandchildren: Morgan and Mason Fuller, Will, Wyatt, and Mabry Free, Nate, Ansley, Silas, and Sawyer Zills, Madeline, Tucker, Tyde Willingham. His horse Smoke and his German Shepherd Heidi.

S. Wayne was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years Joan Davidson Fuller; his parents: Silas and Nadine Waldrep Fuller. Passing before him was his beloved rodeo horse Woodrow.

S. Wayne was a well-known attorney in Cullman, where he was born. Cullman was home to him where raised his family that he loved so dearly. His travels would always take him out West. He enjoyed trail riding, and team roping-Heeler. Part of his past time, was reminiscing with his cowboy buddies. He loved being on his farm working the land and even mowing the “Hill from Hell”.

A celebration of life visitation for S. Wayne will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2023 from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Moss-Service Funeral Home, 1901 2nd Ave., N.W., Cullman, Alabama 35055. A rosary service will follow at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will occur Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Father Patrick Egan, O.S.B. officiating. An interment at Cullman City Cemetery, 812 9th Ave. SW, Cullman, Alabama 35055.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in S. Wayne’s memory may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cullman, Alabama US; and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 US.

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