Rudolph “Rudy” Fullen, age 68, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022, at Greystone Health Care Center.
He was born July 4, 1953, to the late Frank Fullen and Eliza Oxendine Fullen in Saltville, Va. Rudy was a 1972 graduate of Patrick Henry High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from East Tennessee State University. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Rudy worked at Raytheon for 14 years and worked in the automotive industry for over 20 years as a car salesman.
In addition to his parents, Rudy was also preceded in death by four siblings, Buddy Fullen, Donald Preston Fullen, Paul Fullen, and Ruby Fullen; and a special cousin, Joann Richardson.
He is survived by his son, Brandon Fullen of Mt. Carmel, Tenn.; mother of his son, Lelia Malone of Bristol, Tenn.; six siblings: George Fullen of Abingdon, Va.; Billy Fullen of Abingdon, Va.; Ennis Fullen of Meadowview, Va.; Virginia Fullen of Kingsport, Tenn.; Ricky Fullen and wife, Sharon, of Indianapolis, Ind.; and Kim Ray and husband, Seymour, of Bristol, Tenn.; grandson, Devon Fullen; two aunts, Lydia Fullen of Abingdon, Va. and Grace Oxendine of York, Penn.; uncle, James Hicks of Lebanon, Va.; sister-in-law Geraldine Fullen; special cousin, Jesse Butler of Washington, D.C.; special friends, Johnny Wilson, Doug Mullins, Tony Paolucci, Jerry Cuddy, Patrick Chairge, Marion “Moe” Smith, and Warren Lindsey; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service with Rev. Herbert Scott officiating. A committal service will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens where pallbearers will be family and friends. Those wishing to view the service from home may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com/services/livestream after 1:30 p.m. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the home of George Fullen, 245 Morningside Ln., Abingdon, VA 24210.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The ALS Association, P.O. Box 37022 Boone, IA 50037-0022, or Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd., Second Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the online guestbook. The family of Rudolph “Rudy” Fullen is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, Va. 24210 (276-623-2700).