Rev. Dr. Harold Edwin Fuller Jr.

Published 1:18 pm Tuesday, March 14, 2023

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The Reverend Dr. Harold Edwin Fuller Jr., 94, of Winston-Salem, passed away peacefully March 11, 2023, in the company of his family.

He was born on Aug. 10, 1928 in Norwood, Mass. to the late Harold Edwin and Mary McIver Scott Fuller.

After graduating from Boston College in 1950, he began his career in education in Greenville, S.C. Upon completion of his master’s degree in education from the University of North Carolina, Harold taught sixth grade and was later served as principal of Royal Elementary School in Florence, S.C. During his time in Florence, he attended the First Presbyterian Church and it was there he felt the call to enter the ministry.

While attending Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga., he met Betty Attwood and they were married on Dec. 28, 1954. Afterward he began his first pastorate at Dallas Presbyterian Church in LaGrange, Ga. Harold served in the U.S. Navy Reserves for several years before transitioning to active-duty service as a Navy Chaplain assigned Norfolk, Va. in 1957. After completion of his service commitment, Harold worked with the Board of Christian Education of the Presbyterian Church serving as Director of Church School Administration in Richmond, Va. Later, Harold served as the pastor for Tabb Street Presbyterian Church in Petersburg, Va. from 1966 to 1969, and as the guidance counselor at John Tyler Community College from 1969-1973. While in Chester he assumed the duties as pastor for Ampthill Presbyterian Church outside Richmond. During this time, he completed his Doctorate of Education degree from the University of Virginia accepting an appointment in the Humanities department of High Point College upon graduation. It was during this time he shared the pulpit as a visiting pastor at the Jamestown Presbyterian Church. In 1977, he was called to Parkway Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, serving as pastor until his retirement in August 1993.  Harold has served as Pastor Emeritus at Parkway Presbyterian Church since his retirement.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife, Betty Attwood Fuller; and son, Thomas Attwood Fuller.

Survivors include: 3 children, Edwin Scott Fuller (wife, Andrea), John Morgan Fuller (wife, Anike) and Mary Elizabeth Gray (husband, Fred); and daughter-in-law, Martha Phillips. Harold and Betty were also blessed with 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be held at Parkway Presbyterian Church on March 18 at 12:30 p.m. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: the Tucker Fund at Parkway Presbyterian Church, 1000 Yorkshire Rd,  Winston Salem, NC 27106.

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