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May 17, 2018

John Daniel Hull III (May 17, 1928 - December 27, 2012). Happy 90th, Big John.

John Daniel Hull III. May 17, 1928 - December 27, 2012. My Dad's 90th birthday would have been today. Based on his DNA, we had every reason to think he'd be here today to celebrate it with us. We lost him suddenly, unexpectedly. This blog has posted pictures of him at various ages. Below is one of his favorite places in the world. He loved water, boats, smallmouth bass and his family. He was authentic, original at all times, funny, aggressive, bold, robust and healthy, had a gift with spoken & written words and simply did not care what anyone thought about what he said or did. Ever. Playful is the word. He was, too, a celebrated athlete, a standout in both football and basketball at Shortridge High School and DePauw, both in Indiana. The last male Hull in my line born in the Ozarks, he was self-made, and storied, at Procter & Gamble. At age 84 he died suddenly and unexpectedly but happy. It was a lesson. His own Mom lived to be a happy and similarly feisty 101. His own Dad, paternal grandfather and paternal great-grandfather (a Confederate soldier born in 1837) all lived longer lives. Best genes a male Hull ever had or will have. But he had no regrets. And nothing was ever unsaid. Happy Birthday, Big John. They broke the mold, Dad.

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Posted by JD Hull at May 17, 2018 11:59 PM

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