In Loving Memory
 


Coach Kenneth Hull
November 13, 1921 - December 5, 2008
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   Longtime high school coach and educator, Kenneth Hull, died on December 5, 2008, at the age of 87. He was born, November 13, 1921, at Indianola, Oklahoma to Charlie and Ella McNutt Hull. Hull is one of the most recognized coaches in high school athletics in Oklahoma, and is a multi-time member of the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame. His first induction was for Oklahoma Girls' Basketball, followed by induction into the Oklahoma Boys' Baseball Hall, and eventually the Oklahoma Coaches Hall of Fame. Hull began his coaching career at Atwood Public Schools in 1949. He assumed coaching duties at Moss Public Schools in 1953, and then coached boys' baseball and girls' basketball at Holdenville Public Schools from 1963 until 1970. Upon leaving the Wolverines, Hull made his way to Seminole Junior College, where he started the first ladies' basketball program in the history of the school. He later returned to Moss School where he served as Superintendent from 1971 until his retirement in 1981. He has also served as president of the Oklahoma Coaches Association and was the first president of the Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association in 1965. He is a member of Banner Baptist Church, Horntown. Mr. Hull graduated from McAlester High School in 1940. He then served in the United States Navy during World War II. Afterwards, he graduated from East Central State Teachers College with a Bachelor of Science & Masters Degree. He received his Educational Administrative Certification from the University of Oklahoma.

   Mr. Hull was preceded in death by his parents; brothers; Carl, Harlan, Otis and a sister, Jewel Hickerson. He was also predeceased by three wives and two grandsons, Gavin and Ryan Ingram. Mr. Hull is survived by his three daughters: Sandra and husband, Earl Ingram, of Ada, Okla., Cindy and husband, Ed Fulmer, Idabel, Oklahoma, Kristi and husband, Richard Stephens, Mustang, Oklahoma He is also survived by his grandchildren; Robert Ingram and wife, Rachel; Nathan Fulmer and wife, Kristi, Nicholas Fulmer; Aaron and Brent Stephens. He is survived by a great granddaughter, Emily Ann Ingram. In addition, he is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of former athletes, students, and friends. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Heritage Village Nursing Home, Holdenville, for the excellent care given "Coach Hull," as he was affectionately known to them; many of whom had been his former athletes.

   Pallbearers were: Jerry Shepherd, P.D. Brown, Jackie Brown, Wilkie Berry, Mike Snyder, and John Allford. Honorary pallbearers are all former students and athletes of Coach Hull.

   Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church in Holdenville, Okla., at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2008, with Reverend Jimmy Anderson officiating and Reverend Jason Yarbrough assisting. Interment followed at Bohannon Cemetery, south of Stuart, Okla. Services were under the direction of Hudson Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville, Okla.

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