Obituary of Samuel Fuller
Samuel A. Fuller of Sun City Center, Florida died May 10, 2019. Mr. Fuller was 94 years old. He is survived by his brother John G. Fuller, three daughters, Mary Cheryl Hargrove, Karen E. Wolfe and Deborah R. Fuller and one grandchild, Carolyn Marie Wolfe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Winn (Hamilton) Fuller, and two grandsons, Jon Ashby Hargrove and James Fuller Hargrove.
Mr. Fuller was a lawyer who practiced in Indianapolis, Indiana primarily as a trial lawyer first with the firm Stewart, Irwin, Gilliom, Fuller and Meyer and later with Lewis Kappes Fuller and Eads. He was educated at the University of Cincinnati where he received a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering in 1946 and Juris Doctor in 1947. He received his designation as a Certified Financial Planner from the College for Financial Planning in 1989. He was admitted to the practice law in Ohio (1948), Indiana (1951) and Florida (1984). During his career he belonged to and was active in the following professional and social organizations : American Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association (Board of Managers 1986-1988), Indianapolis Bar Association (Treasurer 1961-1962), 7th Circuit Bar Association, The Florida Bar, Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Fellow American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, estate Planning Council of Indianapolis (President 1966), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (Recorder Inpls 1970-1976, Commander 1977), Indiana Pioneer Society, Sons of the American Revolution, American Contract Bridge League, Central Indiana Bridge Association (President 1969), Brookshire Homeowners Association (President 1973), English Speaking Union (Treasurer Indpls Branch 1974-79), Woodland Country Club (President) 1956, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Phi, Mystic Tie Lodge No 398, and the Scottish Rite.
He started his career as a claims representative for the Manufacturers and Merchants and Merchants Indemnity Insurance Company in Cleveland, Ohio, then went with the Indemnity Insurance Company of North America as a claims supervisor. In 1950 he returned to Indianapolis to practice with Murray Mannon Fairchild and Stewart (later Steward Irwin Gilliom Fuller and Meyer). He was president and director of Irsugo Consolidated Mines Ltd, director of Midland Electric Coal Corporation, director Indiana Public Health Foundation (1972-84), staff instructor Purdue University Life Insurance Marketing Institute (1954-61), instructor American College of Life Underwriters (1964-74), director Southwest Social Center, president and director Westminster Village North, member Indiana State Board of Law Examiners (1985-98).
At the end of 1989 He retired from Lewis Kappes Fuller and Eads and moved to Sun City Center where he was active in The Sun City Center Bridge Association. He was a bridge director and teacher. He served on the legal committee of the Sun City community Association on several different occasions. He served on the Sun City Center Security Patrol for several years. He was an usher at Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law. In 1989 he was listed in The Best Lawyers in America.
Donation in lieu of flowers can be made to Catholic Charities (www.catholiccharitiesusa.org) or Season’s Hospice Foundation (www.seasonfoundation.org).
Memorial Mass will be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 with luncheon to immediately follow Mass in Conesa Center.