|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1925|
|Death: ||Mar. 1, 2011|
2011 Mar 01 - Cadillac - David Carl Hull was born Thursday 17 Dec 1925 in Cadillac to Pearl Ernest 'Perley' & Tina Marie (McClain) Hull. He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II aboard the supply ship USS Goodhue. He was a deck gunner who saw battle in the South Pacific near Okinawa and the Philippines and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was in the gunnery at the top of the ship when it was hit by a Kamakazi plane blowing him into the water where he was severely injured but he was pulled from the water and survived his injuries. He attended Goodhue Ship Reunions for several years until travel became to difficult. He married Bessie Joyce 'Joyce' Yager Sunday 21 Apr 1946 in Cadillac. He had been employed at Kysor Industries for 44 years as a welder and then as head of maintenance and retired in the early 1990s. He was one of the original members and founders of the Wexford Community Credit Union. He enjoyed fishing, camping, cooking, reading, tinkering with cars and helping others. His faith and fellowship with friends at First Baptist Church in Cadillac were very important to him. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Cadillac.
David Carl Hull of Cadillac died Tuesday 01 Mar 2011 at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac at the age of 85 y 2 m 12 d. Survivors included his wife Joyce of Cadillac; 1 daughter, Brenda & Brian Wilson of Kalamazoo; 2 daughters-in-law, Barb Hofstra of Manton and Judy Gross Hull of Luther; 8 grandchildren, Ray Hull of Cadillac, Renee & Kevin Hull Tulppo of North Carolina, Liza & Brandon Baker-Hull of Portage, Karlie Hull of Cadillac, Jessie & Vince Hull-Goslyn of Kentucky, Jonathan Wilson and Patrick Wilson both of Grand Rapids, Lindsay & Andrew Wilson-Lauwers of Pennsylvania; 13 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Edna Loraine Hull; 1 brother, Delbert Hull; and 1 son, Carl Gordon Hull.
Visitation was 5-8 pm Thursday 03 Mar 2011 at the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. Funeral services were 11 am Friday 04 Mar 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Cadillac with Rev David McMahon officiating.
Burial was in Selma Township Cemetery in Cadillac.
Memorial contributions were to be directed to the First Baptist Church of Cadillac. An online guestbook was available at www.petersonfh.com.
Pearl Ernest Hull (1888 - 1971)
Tina Marie McLain, Hull, Loveless Mercer (1906 - 1981)
Bessie Joyce Yager Hull (1929 - 2011)*
Carl Gordon Hull (1946 - 2007)*
David Carl Hull (1925 - 2011)
Edna Lorainne Hull (1929 - 1929)*
Selma Township Cemetery
Maintained by: Cheryl (Yager) Mapes
Originally Created by: Ron Altman
Record added: Mar 02, 2011
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