Richard A. “Dick” Hull

November 23, 1928 ‒ November 17, 2007

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Richard Allen “Dick” Hull, 78, of Park Avenue West, Mansfield, died Saturday afternoon November 17, 2007 in Woodside Village in Mount Gilead.

He was born November 23, 1928 in Marion to Vaughan and Georgeanna (Greshel) Hull, and attended both Lexington and Mansfield Senior High Schools.

A WWII Navy veteran, Dick served aboard the USS Winslow.

He was a graduate of the Reppart School of Auctioneering in Indiana, and lived in Tucson, Arizona from 1957 to 1964. While in Tucson, he was one of the original 12 men who founded the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show ~ the world’s largest. The Dirty Dozen, as they came to be called, were honored at the show’s 50th Anniversary in 2004.

Dick’s fascination with rocks and gems lead him to operate Trader’s Horn for years, and was an active member of the Richland County Lapidary Society.

In his younger years Dick enjoyed hunting, and was quite the showman on roller skates. He was awarded for his skating abilities and roller-skate-dancing.

Proud to be a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Dick was a member of the DAV’s honor guard and marched in parades whenever possible.

Described as a “likeable party,” Dick was blessed with a sense of humor and calm nature that saw him through the rough spots of life.

He lived a truly blessed life ~ blessed by his own personal angel, who smoothed the straight and narrow for Dick.

He will be remembered as the kindest and gentlest man.

He was a member of McElroy Road Church of Christ, and had operated Hull’s Tree Service.

He is survived by his wife Doris Eileen Linn Hull, whom he married September 1, 1950; their children and their spouses Lee and Deborah Hull of Lexington, Lynn and Mark Godsey of Richmond, IN, Leslie Hull of Mount Gilead, Lura Jeanne Powers of Nashville, TN, and Lawrence and Cathy Hull of Lexington; 15 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law Daniel and Eleanor Hull of Sedro Woolley, WA; a sister Kathleen Turner of Waco, TX; a sister-in-law Barbara Hull of Waco, TX; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Don and Marcella Linn and Ray and Judy Linn all of Mount Gilead and Maxine and Bill Hershner of Johnsville; numerous nieces and nephews; and brothers and sisters in Christ.

A brother Keith Hull preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends today, Monday, November 19, 2007 from 2 ~ 4 and 6 ~ 9 PM in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. The worship service, giving glory to God for the life of Richard A. Hull will be held Tuesday at 1 PM in Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, 7197 County Road 46, Mount Gilead with Pastors Don Linn and Ray Linn officiating. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery, where American Legion Post #535 will hold graveside military honors.

Memorial contributions to McElroy Road Church of Christ may be made at the funeral home.

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