Bernard D. Fullbright



Bernie D. Fullbright of Fuquay-Varina, NC, formerly of Sioux City, IA went home to be with the Lord on September 29, 2017 at the age of 68. He was born in Seattle, WA March 19, 1949 to Paul and Myrna Fullbright. He was raised in Cedar Falls, IA and Wichita, KS. He graduated from Cedar Falls High in 1967 then received his associates degree from UNI. In 1968, Bernie was drafted into the Air Force where he served for 6 1/2 yrs. He was stationed in Korea and Las Vegas. In 1989 he moved to Sioux City and worked at MCI Long Distance where he met his wife Patti. They were married on July 18,1992. Bernie went to work for IBP/Tyson Foods in Dakota Dunes, SD and later at the corporate office in Springdale, AR until 2008. Bernie loved his job at Tyson and spoke of it for years. After moving to North Carolina in September 2008, Bernie worked at Walmart until his passing. Bernie was huge Nebraska Cornhuskers fan. Go Huskers! He also enjoyed civil war history and collecting coins. Bernie will always be remembered for bringing up braunschweiger at every meal with the grandkids!
Bernie is survived by Patti, his wife of 25 years; children Melanie Parson, Ellisha (Mike) Skog, and Brad (Cassie) Bends. Brother Scott (Lois) Fullbright; sister Paula Robinson; grandkids, Elijah and Brooklyn Bends, and Gavin, Mitchell, Nolan, and Kenzie Skog; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Myrna and Paul; step dad, Warren; and sister, Peggy.
Services will be held at Williford Funeral Home in Fuquay-Varina. Viewing will be from 5 - 8pm, October 3rd and funeral services will be at 11 am, October 4th.