Our ultimate sportsman played the last game of his life on October 26, 2012. Although his last game was shortened by a few innings, he played with vigilance and determination. Sherm’s life was an example to us all especially as he lived the last 15 years with complications from head injuries sustained in a serious car accident. Sherm was born November 10, 1938, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Glenn Woods Fuller and Clara Murri Fuller.
In his youth, Sherm was on many championship little league teams playing in local and regional tournaments where he was voted outstanding short-stop. He graduated from East High School receiving academic honors and loved playing a variety of sports. He especially excelled in basketball, and played in several State tournaments. Sherm received an athletic scholarship to the University of Utah where he played for Coach Jack Gardner. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, singing in their award winning quartet. He considered singing in the quartet and honor because he enjoyed good music. After graduating, Sherm returned to the University earning his Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He later attended a special banking school held at Rutgers University, in New York where he received a prestigious banking award. He enjoyed the field of finance and managed money wisely. His first job was at Murray Thrift and Loan. He later worked for Walker Bank, First Interstate, and retired from Wells Fargo. After retiring, he worked with the Bank of Utah as a consultant where they used his expertise for several years.
Sherm was an active member of the LDS Church. In between his schooling, he fulfilled a British mission where he was instrumental in the conversion of many people and served in several leadership positions. He loved the scriptures and prided himself on memorizing over 360 of them. Because of his success on his mission, missionary work remained an important priority to Sherm throughout his life. He held many Stake and Ward leadership and teaching positions, his favorites being Bishop and teaching the adults in Gospel Doctrine and the youth of his ward. He served several years at the Bountiful Temple as an ordinance worker and at the recommend desk, where he cherished greeting many people as they came to the temple. Sherm loved this country and was active in politics. He was honored to serve on Governor’s Leavitt’s team, and was appointed to the Health and Welfare committee of Utah. Sherm was a coach and a friend, “a builder of men.” He was a coach for many years, coaching his sons’ and other boys in dozens of little league championship teams.
Following his mission, he met Linda Davies. He was persistent in convincing her to join his team. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on Sept. 5, 1963. Together they coached and were fans of three outstanding children: Troy, Tina, and Todd, who were very active in sports and other school activities, keeping them very busy cheering from the sidelines as their greatest fans.
As grandparents they were so delighted with the addition of seven grandchildren, carrying their team to even greater heights: Tanner, Tayden, Alexis, Chase, Calista, Courtney, and Abbey.
Sherm is survived by his wife, Linda, his two sons: Troy, and Todd (Stephanie), and his grandchildren. Also surviving is his brother, Craig Fuller, his caring and loving in-laws; nieces and nephews; and last but not least, his spirited little walking companion, Sadee who helped keep him stay in the game by keeping him physically fit, walking miles at a time. Preceded in death by his daughter, Tina Fuller Webb, and his parents.
Honey, we’re proud of you for playing the game of life so well, we know you’ve now advanced to the greatest team of all and we’re still cheering for you!!
We express our gratitude to the Wentworth at Draper, Utah and Afinity Hospice for their loving care during your time on the bench.
A celebration of Sherm’s life will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 12 noon at the Chapel Park Ward, 2285 S. 200 West, Bountiful, UT. A viewing will be held on Friday evening, from 6 to 8 p.m.. at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, and on Saturday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment: Bountiful City Cemetery. Messages and tributes for the family may be posted at:www.larkinmortuary.com.