ROCK HILL, S.C. (CN2 NEWS) – A life and legacy continuing to be celebrated in the Rock Hill community.
The family man of many gifts and talents, and with a big heart, is being remembered by his loved ones especially for the impact he had on communities near and far.
Clive Avon Fullerton, also known as Pete, is described as a fun-loving man with a big heart for the community. Pete passed away peacefully at his home late September after a battle with a muscular disorder and cancer. His loved ones say he lived a life dedicated to arts and helping others.
Pete’s wife Sue Fullerton says, “He just always met people. He was the kind of person that would go up to somebody and say, ‘Hey, you look like you need something.’ [He’d] sit down, listen to their story, and see what he could do to help them.”
Married to Sue Fullerton for more than 55 years — life was an adventure. Beginning his career as a musician, playing and singing for “We Five,” then getting involved in a charitable project, Truck of Love — a non-profit working with unhoused people in the San Francisco, around the country, and into Mexico. Now, he’s being honored as a CN2 Hometown Hero.
That love, seen in his works. An avid sketch artists, Pete’s family sits among his works reflecting on their time together, even celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas ahead of the holidays and Pete’s death.
Pete Fullerton’s fourth child, Peter Fullerton, says, “Hopefully, people see a little bit of what he’s done and it inspires them to do something, no matter how small it is, just something.”
In 2019, seeing a need for housing for single women, Pete and Sue began plans to help open a women’s shelter in Rock Hill, “Her Place.”
Vice President of “her Place,” Regeana Phillips says, “[He was] always willing and ready to step forward if there was a purpose and they saw “Her Place” as a purpose to get women off the streets, to help them change their lives.”
“He entered his last days, just like he did everything else, full force. He was ready, he knew he loved God. He knew where he was going,” says Sue Fullerton.
In the video above, CN2’s Rachel Richardson introduces us to our latest CN2 Hometown Hero.