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James "Big Jim" Fuelling

October 21, 1957 ~ January 4, 2022 (age 64)


Big Jim Fuelling, 64 , born in Bethpage, N.Y. passed away January 4, 2022. Survived by wife Angela Fuelling, son Steven Fuelling, mother Helen Fuelling,  brother David Fuelling, sister Marylou (Robert) Fuelling
Preceded in death by father Arthur Fuelling and sister Barbara (Jack) Bento
Big Jim was a big guy with a big heart.  He was always there to help family and friends in need.  He never met stranger and he could fix anything except Fords.  Jim and Angela had so many interests in common. Jim loved to play darts and met so many great friends in the  dart world.   Before they moved to Charlotte Jim’s dart team won the championship for their league. He also played pool.  In the pool league he also made so many great friends, some became hockey friends then family.  Then there is NASCAR. The Fuelling home was a house divided. Jim and Angela could never agree on a same driver. Their favorite place was Bristol and for many years met their dear sweet friend. She and Jim had a special bond.  Friday nights were date night and he would share his funny stories for the week about his work, employer and fellow employees. Their dream was to travel in their 5th wheel with their 4 legged babies. His son Steve will always remember the times with his Dad playing video games, watching wrestling and going to his little league practices and games.  A memory they both shared was when Steve struggled with asking his Dad to buy him beer, he was only fifteen. Steve remembers celebrating his 21st birthday with his Dad drinking apple martinis.  Angela’s family dubbed him the “Gadget Man”, he always could find a tool they needed in his truck. Jim loved to go camping.  That is where he met so many friends and his other family the “Misfits”.  Jim loved being part of the Misfit St. Patty’s day crawl, the Haunted Forest at Halloween, and so many more activities held at their favorite campground.  He loved sitting around the campfire with family and friends drinking his favorite Jack (Green Label) and smoking a good cigar.  He was a man who will be truly missed and was loved by all who knew him.   
He leaves behind as he would put it “the love of my life” his wife Angela and son Steve who he shared how proud he was of the man he has become.  
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Jim’s memory to his favorite charities “Wounded Warrior’s or St. Jude’s

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Memorial Service
January 9, 2022

4:00 PM
Whitesell Funeral Home
975 Riverview Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Video is available for this event

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