Jerry Edward Hulse

6/11/2014

Jerry Edward Hulse, 72, Coweta, Okla., died Monday, June 9, 2014.

Jerry Edward Hulse, 72, Coweta, Okla., died Monday, June 9, 2014.

He was born Aug. 24, 1942, in Russell. He was a 1960 graduate of Russell High School.

He retired as a Navy recruiter in 1980 with a rank of E-7 chief. After retiring from the Navy, he went to work and retired from Rockwell International. He joined the U.S. Navy at age 17 as a Kiddy Cruiser. He had an accomplished career of 20 years. During that time, he had three cruise tours of duty and two on-land tours of duty in Vietnam. He also attended several military schools, where he graduated top of his class. He obtained his pilot's license as well as a flight instructor.

He enjoyed fishing, boating, camping, following the Dallas Cowboys, working with cattle, riding horses, and a hobby of driving semis.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Myrna; a son, Trevis Hulse and wife, Julia, Inola, Okla.; a daughter, Tiffany Drumm and husband, Buckeye, Coweta, Okla.; a brother, Joe Hulse, Vallejo, Calif.; a sister, Joyce Harkness and husband, Wayne, Wichita; three grandchildren, Ryan Hulse and Savannah, and Shayleigh Drumm; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Helen Hulse; a sister, Kathy Jacobs; and a brother, Don Hulse.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow, Okla.

Memorials are suggested to Disabled American Veterans, 216 S. Broadway, Coweta, OK 74429.