BELLVILLE — “This is the day the LORD has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!” (Psalm 118:24) Lloyd kept his pocket full of small coins stamped with that verse. He gave them away freely to anyone who needed a message of hope and happiness.
Lloyd Hull, 90, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Hospice House, in Ashland, following an extended illness.
Lloyd was born Feb. 8, 1923, in Licking County, to parents John S. and Leontine M. (Jewel) Hull. He graduated from Fredericktown High School with the class of 1941 and two years later joined the Army to serve his country as a Corporal during World War II. For his service he earned four battle stars and a good conduct medal. A few months after his discharge Lloyd married Virginia Ilene Clever on April 10, 1946, and together they raised five children.
He was a skilled carpenter and worked for Smith’s Hardware, the post office, Collins Meat and Food Market, and most notably PPG Industries in Mount Vernon from where he retired after 31 years in 1976. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
Lloyd was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bellville and a life member of the VFW.
He is survived by three sons and their spouses, Larry and Diane Hull of Bellville, Robert and Lynn Hull of Bellville, and Martin and Debbie Hull of Shelby; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Cummings of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; seven grandchildren and spouses, Tammy and Joe Copley of Ontario, Tim and Heather Hull of Bellville, Laura and Brian Peugh of Fredericktown, Amy McBride and Dana Tuttle of Plymouth, Billy Hull of Orlando, Fla., Scott and Britni Hull of Ashland, and Brian Hull of Shelby; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ila Butler of Wooster and Mary Ellen Boucher of Mount Vernon; sisters-in-law, Geraldine Leedy and Vera Clifton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife and constant companion of 63 years, Virginia Hull on Nov. 28, 2009; a son, Dan Hull; a daughter, Vicki Hull; brothers, Myers and William Hull; sister, Shirley Ewalt; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Marcel Boucher, Eugene Leedy, John Ewalt, Cleva Butler, Howard and Melzene Clever, and Bob and Mary Clever.
A memorial service celebrating his life (along with the life of his daughter, Vicki Hull, who passed away Jan. 12, 2014) will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 48 Church Street in Bellville. Friends may call an hour before the service or remain at the church for continued fellowship following the graveside committal. Pastor Doug Pretorius will officiate and burial will be held in Bellville Cemetery with military honors performed by Irvin Hiskey Post 535 American Legion of Bellville.
Contributions in his memory are preferred to Hospice of North Central Ohio; St. Paul Lutheran Church; or Jefferson Township-Bellville Fire and Rescue; and sent in the care of the funeral home P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, OH 44904.
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