J. Richard Hulse, age 90, from Nixa, Missouri, went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 16, 2023. Richard was born on May 31, 1932, to James Hulse and Bertha (Owen) Hulse in Des Moines, Iowa.
Richard attended college studying to be a music educator, until he was drafted into the Army in 1952. He served two years and was honorably discharged in 1954. He received a Korean Service Medal, a Bronze Service Star, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, ROK Presidential Unit Citation, Two Over Seas Bars, and a Good Conduct Medal.
Richard worked as an office manager at Cains Coffee for 21 years and was a talented musician that played at different jamborees. He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor, who always could tell a joke and make you laugh. He was an RC model airplane enthusiast and loved his Lord. He loved his family and will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of twelve years Jo Hulse; children Lea Hulse and husband Ernst (Canada); James Hulse and wife Rebeca (Ohio); Jamie Dry and husband Terry (Springfield); stepchildren; Ronald Wiggins (Highlandville); Deborah Fitch (Nixa); Pamela Richardson and husband Rich (Kansas); Bryan Wiggins and wife Nancy (New Mexico); Jerry Wiggins and wife Lisa (Ozark); Terry Wiggins and wife Kay (Georgia); many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents James and Bertha Hulse; daughter Lauri, and his first wife Shirley Hulse.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to the Fair Haven Children’s Home
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at Union Hill church of Christ in Nixa.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa
Cremation rites are entrusted with Adams Crematory