Joe Dean Hull, age 73, a resident of Ft. Scott, died Saturday, February 24, 2018, at his home following a lengthy illness.
He was born on October 5, 1944, in Ft. Scott, KS, the son of James Isaac Hull and Ruby Terrill Hull.
He married Myrtle Gaston on June 15, 1965, in Nevada, MO.
In his younger years he worked for Lawson’s Radiator and Judy’s Iron and Metal in Belltown, then a short time with Bruce Marble and Granite. He then began his career with Peerless Products, retiring after 47 years. He also owned and operated Joe’s Storm Door and Window for several years. Joe enjoyed raising cattle, each with their own name, and going to the sale barn.
He liked to hunt, fish, and camp, purchasing a camper recently. He bowled, and roller skated quite well. He loved spending time with his family. He taught each of the grandsons how to roller skate, much to their amazement. He found time to get one-on-one with each grandchild, teaching life lessons along the way.
Joe was a friend who never met a stranger. He was associated with the Lighthouse Tabernacle, Pittsburg, KS.
Survivors include his wife Myrtle of the home; a son Joe Hull, Jr. and wife Lisa, St. Louis, MO; a daughter, Debbie Moyer and husband Doug, Nevada, MO; five brothers, Robert Hull and wife Violet, Charles Hull and wife Leta, Earl Hull, Harold Hull and wife Naomi, and Leland Hull and wife Barbara, all of Ft. Scott; a sister, Beulah Adkins and husband Bob, Independence, MO; seven grandchildren, Joey and Beth, Joshua and wife Heather, Jacob and Kelley, Seth, Aaron and Jennifer, Curtis and Emily, and Berkley; five bonus grandchildren, Jordan and Dillon, Mikelah and Tristan, Charli, Tara and husband Nathan, and Chad and wife Tiffany; seven great grandchildren, Zoey, Carlee, Bentley, Carson, Curtis, Raylan, Violet Joe, and Kai on the way; eight bonus great grandchildren, Deklyn, Kaelin, Kinley, Bayler, Brooklyn, Chase, Brooklynn, and Ketrick; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Hull and Liz Mills; and his parents.
Pastor Daryl Gaddy will conduct funeral services at 1:00 PM Thursday, March 1, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 Wednesday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Mercy Hospice and may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.