Alex Fuller, also known as A.J., was born Sept. 3, 1932 in Houston, Texas to Chester A. and Mary Stevens Fuller, the middle of their five children. As a child he lived in Houston, then in Tucson, Ariz. The family returned to Houston after the death of his father.
Alex married his high school sweetheart, Jo Ruth Miles, when he was 18 and she was 17. They were married for 57 years, until her death on Feb. 14, 2007. Accompanied by their son Alex Jr., they put themselves through college at Sam Houston State University, where Alex earned both bachelors and masters degrees.
Alex and Jo Ruth both worked as teachers in Houston, until they decided to undertake a great adventure. In 1963, they moved to eastern Venezuela, to be teachers at the Texaco Camp Mata school, and while there made many lifelong friends. In 1969, he left teaching to work for Texaco’s Human Resources Dept. in Caracas, Venezuela and later in Quito, Ecuador, where their daughter Joey was born. Numerous transfers with Texaco eventually took them to Coral Gables, FL; Mandeville, LA twice; Danbury, CT; Sugarland, TX and Conroe, TX. After retirement, they moved to Liberty Hill to be near their son, where they lived on a ranch and tended a herd of goats.
In his free time, Alex greatly enjoyed playing golf and fishing. In retirement he and his son made several trips to Port O’Connor, TX and to the Rio Negro in Brazil to fish.
Alex passed away Feb. 6, 2014. A private service will be held to celebrate his life, and private burial will follow in the East Boone Prairie Cemetery, near Franklin, Texas. He is survived by his son Alex Jr. (and wife Sue) of Georgetown and daughter Joey (and husband Karl Keele) of Willis, as well as grandchildren Keenan, Bryce and Stephanie Keele.
If you would like to honor Alex’s memory, in lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the charity of your choice.