Richard Bull, born in Morris, Illinois, and resided in Spanish Fort, Alabama, passed away at his home on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the age of 93.
Richard served in the Navy in World War II as a radioman aboard ships in the Pacific theatre. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he took graduate courses in business and most of his working life was in personnel and industrial relations work with manufacturing companies. Upon retirement, he read to the sight impaired for more than twenty years over the radio reader services at WUAL, Tuscaloosa and WHIL in Mobile. He also was a lifelong member of the Minnesota Masons.
Richard is preceded in death by his father, Warren Bull; his mother, Florence Bull; and his sister, Jean Bull.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Diane Bull; children, Pamela Lollar, Julia Sirmon, Jeff Bull and Jennifer Prater; five grandchildren, Matthew, Forbes, Anna, John and Jenna; five great-grandchildren, Marion, Ann Haden, Audrey, Klay and Lylli; along with other family members and friends;
A memorial service will be held at Spanish Fort United Methodist Church, 6530 Spanish Fort Blvd., Spanish Fort, AL 36527, on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Interment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Spanish Fort United Methodist Church or The Haven Animal Rescue, 559 Section Street, Fairhope, AL 36532.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Richard’s healthcare providers for taking such good care of him: Mary Jane Williams, Miranda Conner, Jennifer Williams and his hospice nurse, Robin Jungferman.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.