Bobby Chasten Fullen

September 5, 1933 - April 18, 2019
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Bob Fullen lost his courageous battle with cancer on April 18, 2019. Bob was taken into the arms of his Lord and Savior, surrounded by his loving family.

Bob was born in Corsicana, Texas on September 5, 1933 to Opie and Augusta Mayo Fullen. As a child, his family moved wherever his father could find work in the East Texas Oil Fields. The Fullen family finally settled down in Galveston in 1947. This is where Bobby met the love of his life, Mary Louise Lopez. They were married July 3, 1952 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Galveston and would have celebrated 67 years of marriage this year.

Bob worked as a boilermaker, on the docks and at Lipton Tea before changing careers. He joined the Falstaff Brewing Company soon after it opened, where he served as the shipping supervisor for 24 years. He later obtained his real estate license where he bought and sold residential and business properties in Galveston. He owned and operated Fullen’s Florist, The Finest Washateria and Fullen’s Superior Cuts for 20 + years.

Bob was a faithful servant to God and to his community. He served as the Administrator for St. Patrick’s Church for 15 years, was an active member of the Men’s Club, Knights of Columbus and volunteered at Holy Rosary’s Food Bank. Bob also was a longtime member and served in many leadership roles for the Galveston Noon Optimist Club. For many years he was instrumental in organizing the St. Patrick’s Day Bazaar, the Noon Optimist Christmas Tree Lot and the Annual Prayer Breakfast which brought religious leaders/cultures together for a day of prayer and fellowship.

Bob and Mary were blessed with good health and good fortune for many years which allowed them to travel to many destinations around the world. Bob’s greatest times were spent on road trips with Mary, his brother & best buddy, Bill Fullen and his wife Karen. They enjoyed attending musicals, sightseeing, going to historical museums and visiting old cemeteries around the countryside. He also enjoyed fishing on the lake with his sons, keeping up with the world news, having coffee with his friends at the Hilton, playing his guitar, writing songs and spending time with his family.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Opie and Augusta Fullen; his sister, Laverne Kiff; his son, John Herold Fullen; his granddaughter, Stephanie Nicole Fullen; and daughter-in-law, Joann Pettit- Fullen.

Bob is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary; his children: Gary Wayne Fullen and wife Glenda, Ronald Dale Fullen and wife Julia, Linda Sue Kelly and husband Kyle, Debra Lynn Popovich and husband Daniel, Michael Douglas Fullen and wife Marianne, Mary Elizabeth Roark and husband Lance, James Patrick Fullen, Sharon Ann Mollenkopf and husband Kirk, Kenneth Ray Fullen and wife Gina, 26 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, his brother, Bill Fullen, sister-in-law, Karen Smith-Fullen, numerous nieces, nephews and two special childhood friends – Andy Paoli and Charles Alford.

Bob was a kind and loving man with the patience of a saint. He was fortunate to have many friends and those friends were fortunate to have him. He will be greatly missed by his family and all those who knew and loved him.

The Fullen family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Thursday, April 25, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home followed by a Rosary at 6:30 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, April 26, 2019 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1010 35th St., followed by interment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his sons, Gary, Ronnie, Mike, Jimmy, Kenny and Bob’s brother, Bill Fullen.

The family would also like to express its gratitude to Stacey Hoffman of AMED for her compassionate care during our time of need.




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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Rosary at 6:30 PM.

Service Information

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


1010 35th St. & Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


2506 65th Street, Galveston, TX, 77551

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Born: September 5, 1933
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Janie Jones posted on 5/1/19

Heaven just got a little bit brighter! What a wonderful person, Mr. Fullen will always be remembered. Janie and Robert Jones


Irma Espinosa Sanchez posted on 4/30/19

Ronnie, Linda, Debbie, Mary & family, My deepest condolences on your loss. Mr. Fullen was such a great man whom I admired while growing up. My sister was a good friend with Linda & Debbie and would attend church with them. Mr. Fullen was always there and a perfect example of God first, family then community. He leaves behind quite a legacy for all to follow.


Don and Teresa Fullen posted on 4/27/19

Bob Fullen was a good man who will be remembered for his legacy of love, kindness and faithfulness. May his family be comforted and blessed by that love and good memories. Sincerely, Don and Teresa Fullen


Mary Helen Iven posted on 4/26/19

His beautiful smile, tells what a warm, loving, husband and father he was. Also, knowing some of the family, we understand. We send our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Sorry we couldn't be there to tell you in person, but unforseen circumstances prevented our presence. Thoughts and prayers are with each in the family. God Bless You!! Clem and Mary Helen Iven


Elaine Mitrovich posted on 4/25/19

To the Fullen Family-My deepest sympathy in your great loss. May his soul rest in peace. Memory Eternal! Elaine Mitrovich


IMELDA WEBBER-SHARP posted on 4/25/19

Mary Louise, I am so sad to read about Bobby leaving us, even if it is for a better place. Would love to be back in Galveston County so I could hug you and visit. I can still remember, vividly, standing in the choir loft at St. Patrick's and singing at your wedding. Love and prayers, Imelda Webber-Sharp


Ricardo Del Bosque posted on 4/25/19

Words cannot express our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Fullen, our family referred him. Such a pillar for the Church and Galveston community, one heck of a landlord, always caring and giving, putting others first before self. To the Fullen family, thank you for always being a not too far, but distant family to ours. May God richly bless and keep you, Sincerely, Rick and Susie Del Bosque and family


Don and Teresa Fullen posted on 4/25/19

Bob Fullen was a real good man. We are thankful for his blessed life, his kindness to all, his enduring faithfulness, and his legacy of love that lives on. May his family be comforted by that love and the happy memories. Bob, thank you. Rest in God’s peace. Sincerely, Don and Teresa Fullen


Tim Grant posted on 4/24/19

To all the Fullen family sorry for your loss.


Stacey Gottlob posted on 4/24/19

We send prayers to all the family. Donnie, Stacey and Cory Gottlob


Erika Fullen- Valdez posted on 4/24/19

I love you Grandpa. You are reunited with my daddy for eternity now. May you rest in peace & love..until we meet again🙏Love Always Erika Marina


Sheila S. Sparks posted on 4/24/19

TO: Chas Fullen's Family- I am so very sorry to hear of Chas' passing - He was a wonderful person, & a great Brother-in-Law to my Cousin Karen, and I've always enjoyed visiting in his & Mary's home, whenever I was in Galveston... With much Love & Sympathy, Sheila (Schwartz) Sparks & Richard Sparks of Woodway, TX.


Ruth Craft posted on 4/24/19

Bob will be missed by all. Every body liked him. xxoo


Jason & Trish Franklin posted on 4/23/19

May you R.I.P. Mr. Fullen. Please accept my families deepest condolence on your loss. So many memories growing up and running around with Kenny & Johnny. From the Townsends & the Franklins we mourn with you.


Sandy Kershaw posted on 4/22/19

To all of the Fullen family, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with each of you. Remember what a great life y’all enjoyed with him. May God bless you through this tough time! Sincerely, Sandy Kershaw


Criss&Karen Schroeder posted on 4/22/19

Our deepest condolences to the Fullen family, "Uncle Bobby" will be missed.


Patsy DeSalvo posted on 4/22/19

My heartfelt condolences for the family. My Prayers are with you all. Your Father was an awesome man, although I didn't know him well, I knew he was awesome.


Janet Hart posted on 4/21/19

RIP Mr. Fullen. Sorry for your loss Jimmy Fullen.


Jo Anne Gilmore posted on 4/20/19

Bob was a wonderful and kind person. He never said a wrong word about anyone and always had a smile and hello to everyone. He was a wonderful friend and boss. I will always remember him as a good man who loved God and his family dearly. He is now Safe in the Arms of Our Lord and Savior.


David Kaplan posted on 4/20/19

May Bobby rest in eternal peace. He was a kind and friendly man. Please accept my sincere sympathy at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with the Fullen family and his extended family.