CAMERON—A memorial service for William Franklin Hulse Jr., 58, of Cameron was held on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green- Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Chuck Bratz officiating.
Mr. Hulse died Jan. 19 in a Temple hospital.
He was born June 11, 1952, to June Rose Cleavinger and William Franklin Hulse Sr. of Smithville, Missouri.
Mr. Hulse was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a Huey helicopter crew chief and gunner.
Mr. Hulse was a licensed plumber and owned B.H. Ironworks.
This past semester he went back to school to become a certified welder and made the dean’s list.
He went to school in Rockdale and attended St. John’s United Methodist Church. In recent times, he attended the Cowboy Church.
Mr. Hulse loved music and played the bass horn in school, the banjo on the side and the organ by ear.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Mr. Hulse was preceded in death by his father, William Franklin Hulse Sr.; his stepfather, J.L. Lester Jr.; and a brother, Dwight Lester.
Survivors are his wife of 20 years, Linda Anderson Hulse of Temple; his mother, June Lester of Cameron; two sisters, Mary June Hulse of Cameron, Charlotee Lester of Round Rock; two nieces, Elvia Rose VornKahl and husband Mark of Moody, Mary Kate Hulse of Austin; a nephew, Austin Anthony Lester of Wisconsin; a great-niece, Allyson Michelle Hulse of Moody; and a great-nephew, Tyler Michael VornKahl of Moody.