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Richard Maurice Hull, 81
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Richard Maurice Hull of Winchester died June 28 at the age of 81.
He was born in Baltimore, Md., at the Church Home Infirmary in 1932.  He was the son of the late Maurice L. Hull and Ruth F. Hull.
 During his lifetime, he attended the Air Force Academy in Texas at the age of 15.  He lived most of his adult life in Florida where he worked in the construction industry as a consultant. Mr. Hull also served as a Jacksonville police officer for 10 years before serving as an officer in White and DeKalb counties. He was honored to serve as the first motorcycle officer for Warren County.  Later, he advanced his career in law enforcement as a United States marshal.  Richard Hull has been a member of the Fraternal Order of Police during his career in law enforcement.  Mr. Hull was a member of the Civil Air Patrol for 16 years, where he earned his pilot’s license and flew many missions.
 Richard was married to his first wife, the late Mary Joan Hull for 22 years. In 1974, Richard married the late Flora Sue Hull; the “love of his life” and moved to Spencer where they built their own home and he continued his job as a construction consultant. His final home was in Winchester where he was a deputy of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office serving as court security.
Mr. Hull was a dedicated member of the Way of the Cross Baptist Church in Winchester, where he amazed his church brothers and sisters with his iron will.  His brothers and sisters there honored him with the title of the “Bionic Man.”
 He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Sue Hull, sister, Jean Showman; daughters, Lisa Matney Tipps and Angel Howell; grandsons, Larry Mayo and Landy Matney.
 Mr. Hull is survived by stepfather, Frank Ray of Florida; sister, Mary Lou Clark of Virginia; sister-in-law, Alice Riles and husband Art; sons, William Fred Matney and wife Debbie, Sidney Paul Matney and wife Joyce, Jackson Reed Matney and wife Jane; daughters, Theresa Star Hull and husband Warner, Mary Christine Knight; grandchildren, Billy Matney and wife Dana, Amy Simmons and husband Ronnie, Jeni Hardy and husband Jim, Ricky Tipps, Laura Garner and husband Stan, Michael Hamilton and wife Heather, Lori Wright and husband Kenny, Chris Emery, Jeremy Matney, Mark Morton, Melissa Hull, Keri Womack and husband Joel, and Lonna Monore and husband Dewayne, 23 great-grandchildren, three expected great-great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous extended family members and friends.
Funeral service was Wednesday with full police honors with burial following at Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester.
Moore-Cortner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 4, 2014