CARLSBAD (BNM) – Bobby and Phyllis Fuller served in New Mexico and Texas churches since 1967. Phyllis died April 27 at the age of 77, and Bobby died on June 15 at the age of 82.

Bobby Fuller grew up in Carlsbad after moving there at a young age. He was born in Clarksville, Texas, to Charles and Lillie Mae. Phyllis Fuller was born to Douglas and Willie Mae Magby. They both graduated from Carlsbad High School.

The couple married in 1959 while Bobby served with the National Guard in Carlsbad. They were married 62 years. They dedicated their lives to be an example of godliness and a life in ministry. Both led many to salvation, including their children, and guiding them in their spiritual growth.

Fuller surrendered his life to ministry at Calvary Baptist Church. He pastored First Baptist Church, House (1967-71); First Baptist Church, Dora (1971-76); and First Baptist Church, Bloomfield (1976-1983). Then, the couple moved to Big Spring, Texas, where he pastored College Baptist Church until retiring and returning to Carlsbad.

Fuller had a passion for ministering to young men. He served as director of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s Boy’s Camp for over ten years. In addition, he served as chaplain for Intrepid Potash and as interim pastor at several churches in the Carlsbad and surrounding area.

Phyllis Fuller worked periodically while raising their family as a church secretary for Epworth United Methodist Church and as a cashier for the City of Carlsbad.

The couple’s parents and a sister, Charlene Mann, preceded them in death. Their survivors include their daughter, Tinky (Mark) Gohlke, Midlothian, Texas; their son, Kelly (Johnnie) Fuller, Lubbock, Texas; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; a niece, Sandy (Jon) Shubert; a nephew, David (Quinda) Mann; and Phyllis’ twin sisters, Linda (Leon) Durr and Glenda Galbraith, both of Carlsbad.


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