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John Matthew Fuller

July 8, 1982 March 22, 2019
John Matthew Fuller
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Peoria- John M Fuller, age 36, of Peoria, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019 at his residence in Peoria.

John was born on July 8, 1982, in Peoria, a son of Ted Fuller and Terri Martin. Father, Ted of Peoria and mother, Terri (Bob) Mashing of Quitman AR, survive along with John’s children, Bear and Mia Fuller and their mother, Rocio Saleem all of Peoria. He is also survived by two sisters, Melissa (Jason) Fuller-Catton and Sarah (Lee) Dyer, and one brother, Benjamin Fuller, all of Peoria and maternal grandparents, Shirley and Gene Martin of Quitman, AR.

John was a member of St Mark’s Catholic Church and sang in the choir.

SFC Fuller proudly served in the US Army for 17 years. He was deployed three times overseas and rose to the rank of Senior Drill Sergeant with Alpha Company 2-377, Infantry. Over the course of his career in active duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Sgt Fuller was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, The Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon.

John Fuller loved life, to say the very least. He exuded this passion in everything he ever did, and to everyone he ever met. He was a valiant defender of his community and loved unconditionally the many, many friends and family members he’s left in his stead. John never met a stranger, and possessed an innate and unparalleled ability to meet, inspire, share and connect with others, regardless of who they were and without judgment. He was often able to accomplish this simply by flashing his handsome, trademarked smile.

This zest and seemingly boundless energy enabled him to create true and meaningful experiences and relationships across an especially broad spectrum of interests throughout his life. Sports, music and arts of all kinds, outdoor-adventuring, his faith, teaching, coaching (especially with his kids), St Marks, The Uplands Neighborhood Association and spreading unbridled positivity are among just a few of the activities to which John poured himself into every day.

A visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Friday, March 29, 2019 at St Mark’s Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 30, 2019 also at the church with further visitation one hour prior. Msgr Brian Brownsey will officiate and burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial checks may be made to "Bear Fuller Education Fund @ CEFCU"

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

29

Mar

4:00 PM 3/29/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/29/2019 7:00:00 PM
St. Mark Catholic Church

1113 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61606

St. Mark Catholic Church
1113 W Bradley Ave Peoria 61606 IL
United States

Visitation

Saturday

30

Mar

9:30 AM 3/30/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 3/30/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Mark Catholic Church

1113 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61606

St. Mark Catholic Church
1113 W Bradley Ave Peoria 61606 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

30

Mar

10:30 AM 3/30/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Mark Catholic Church

1113 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61606

St. Mark Catholic Church
1113 W Bradley Ave Peoria 61606 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States
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