James Redmond Hull

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 8, 2009

James Redmond “Jimmy” Hull died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at Heritage House Retirement Center. He was 92.

Born in Vicksburg on Sept. 8, 1917, he was the son of the late Columbus Redmond (Lum) Hull and Nellie Elizabeth Keeley Hull Evans.

Mr. Hull served in World War II with the Navy Seabees. He retired in 1980 from Anderson-Tully Lumber Co. with 38 years of service.

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He was a charter member of the American Outboard Association and, for a number of years, built and raced runabouts and hydroplanes. His first races were from Greenville to Vicksburg and, in later years, his sons followed in his love for boat building and racing.

Mr. Hull was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and traveling. He was a member of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Tina Keyes Hull of Vicksburg; a daughter, Tina H. Stubbs and her husband, Randy, of Vicksburg; three sons, Greg R. Hull and his wife, Bertha, Dale Hull and James C. Hull and his wife, Linda, all of Vicksburg; 12 grandchildren, Greg Hull Jr., Denise Thompson, Charlotte Coulter, Billy Hull, Scott Hull, Dale Hull, Jason Hull, Chrissy Bergeron, Ryan Hull, Dustin Hull, Lynette Kinstley and Donna Ratliff; and 16 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Tina M. Hull; four sisters, Sarah E. Hull, Elizabeth V. Black, Maudie E. White and Helen M. Carter; and a brother, Albert F. Hull.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Andrews, pastor of First Methodist Protestant Church, officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from noon Wednesday until the hour of the service.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Lee Giffin.

The family would like to express its appreciation to the staff of Heritage House Retirement Center for the loving care given to their husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Memorials may be made to charities of choice.