James Bruce Hull | 1936-2013

Published Saturday, September 14, 2013

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James Bruce Hull

James Bruce Hull, 76, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Decatur.

Funeral is 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the First United Methodist Church of Alvord with the Rev. Carolyn Allbritton officiating. Graveside service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

Pallbearers will be James’ children: Randy Hull, Mark Hull, Dan Walker, Monica Odom, Ronna Walker and Donna Durham.

James was born Dec. 16, 1936, in Arkansas City, Kan., to Earl John and Reba Van Dora (Southwood) Hull. He married Wanda Randolph June 25, 1966, in Carrollton. James and Wanda moved to Alvord in 2001.

James was a talented musician who played bass guitar, harmonica, banjo, fiddle, trombone and ukulele. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Alvord.

James served in the United States Air Force and worked for Braniff Airlines, Piedmont Airlines and U.S. Airways as an aircraft mechanic and avionics specialist. He retired after 40 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Hull of Alvord; sons Charles Hull and wife, Kim, of Aurora, James Hull and wife, Pat, of Arlington and Dan Walker of Oklahoma; daughters Monica Odom and husband, Bob, of Kingsville, Ronna Walker of Roanoake and Donna Durham of Abilene; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister Pat Hall of Whitesboro; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4100 Alfa Road, Ste. 100, Dallas, TX 75244 or to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 127, Alvord, TX 76225.

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