|Birth: ||Nov. 14, 1930|
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 2010|
Tullahoma Funeral Home
Thomas Marion Hull, a community family man, professional man, and sportsman, died Sunday at his home at Ledford's Mill following an extended illness. He was 79 years old.
Survivors include his son Stephen Murrow, his daughter, Leslie Marion, and his brother, Longstreet Murrow. Also, he is survived by grandchildren, Stephen Clayton Hull, Mary Francis Merrell, and Leslie Alice Hull and a great grandchild, Lannie Grace Merrell.
Mr. Hull was a member of an activated reserve Air Force unit during the Korean War and served his duty at Smyrna, Tennessee during which he met and married the lovely Betty Williamson Hull (the love of his life) who gave him his beloved children, Steve and Leslie, and her loyalty and love during a long and happy marriage. Betty, unfortunately, passed away in 2004.
Following graduation from Middle Tennessee State University, he went to work for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company as a Claims Adjuster. While employed with State Farm, he obtained his Law Degree from the Nashville YMCA School of Law in 1958 and was admitted to the Tennessee Bar that same year.
In 1962, he along with Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr. (now U.S. District Judge) and Walter M. "Pete" Haynes (former Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives and Lt. Governor) formed the Law Firm of Haynes, Wiseman & Hull. Although the firm he helped found has undergone several name changes through the years, it still bears his name, Hull, Ray Rieder, Ewell & Lane, P.C.
Mr. Hull maintained an active law practice for thirty-seven (37) years in Tullahoma until his retirement in 1999. He remained of counsel to the firm until 2005.
During the course of his career Mr. Hull practiced with and was a mentor to numerous local attorneys, including Joe Hickerson, Joe Majors, Donald J. Ray, B. Campbell Smoot, Charles S. Ramsey, Jr., William C. Rieder, and Gerald L. Ewell, Jr.
Mr. Hull was a past member of the Coffee County, Tennessee and the American Bar Associations. Professional offices he held during his distinguished legal career included President of the Coffee County Bar Association, Member of the Board of Federal Bar Examiners and Chairman of the Board of First National Bank. Mr. Hull's professional honors include being inducted as a Fellow of the Tennessee bar Foundation and being rated as an "AV Preeminent Attorney" by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, a distinction he still held at the time of his death.
During Tom's full life as an avid sportsman he flew airplanes, drove racecars, rode motorcycles and completed at a championship level in golf and tennis. Anyone who competed against Tom in any of these endeavors knew they had their work cut out for them because Tom would compete fairly and to the best of his ability.
Visitation will be held at the Hull residence on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The family requests donations be made to the Hospice Compassus or the Coffee County Lannom Memorial Library.
Memorial Services are Private.
Created by: Glenda Rowland
Record added: Oct 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60030877