Submitted by his sister
Captain Ornell Fuller‚ Jr. was a member of the Midway Volunteer Fire Department since it’s beginning in 1983.
Ornell never met a stranger‚ no matter what your situation or the circumstances. He treated everyone the same. He was very devoted in his love and following of the Lord Jesus Christ‚ and as a result touched many lives.
Ornell had many awards and letters of commendations. He was the 1st place trophy winner in the Chaves County Truck Rodeo in 2004 and won many other driving challenges throughout his career. He was recognized by Chaves County when he went out of his way to respond with another department and used his IV skills to save a young girl’s life who had been shot in a hunting accident.
On Christmas eve‚ Midway Fire Department has a Santa Run to pass out treat bags to children of our community and to deliver gifts to families in need. Ornell was our Santa year after year. Even when he was ill there was no holding him back. That was the highlight of his holiday season.
Ornell was an avid outdoors person‚ he loved fishing‚ camping and hiking with his brothers. When severe thunderstorms would roll in it was not uncommon to find him sitting outside with his diet coke and two-way fire radio keeping an eye on things. He is known by his nieces and nephews as uncle tickle bug because no matter where they were they always wanted him to tickle them.
There truly is not enough that can be said about what a wonderful and amazing person Ornell was. If only he could have known what an impact he was making on so many lives before he passed away. He was a take life by the horns kind of a man. He will truly be missed by all.