Ron Hull

Oct.18, 1942 - Sept. 4, 2010

Ron D. Hull, 67, loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and longtime resident of New Smyrna Beach, passed away on September 4, 2010.

Ron was a talented farmer back in the days, a skilled carpenter and then worked for his son, Ronnie, with Glencoe Lawns, Inc. Ron honorably served in the U.S. Navy on the USS John Marshall SSBN 611. Ron was a fifth generation native of Volusia County.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife and best friend of 46 years, Heddy; son Ronnie and his wife Sandy, son Richard and his wife April, and three granddaughters, Dallas, Dakota and Montana and grandchildren Dillon, Kara, Patricia and Noah.

Ron was preceded in death by his infant daughter Heather in 1968.

A gathering of family and friends will be Tuesday. September 7, 2010 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Settle-Wilder Chapel, New Smyrna Beach. The funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Edgewater-New Smyrna Cemetery with military honors.

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