Wilson Eugene Hull departed this life on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Wilson was born on September 12, 1922, the third son of the nine children born to the late Lottie and Orrensy William Hull, Sr. of Wetipquin, Maryland.
Wilson’s early life was spent growing up on his parent’s farm, which might account for his ardent desire to see that the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables would best be enjoyed by family and friends. Wilson was a veteran, having served in both the European and Pacific theaters during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. While earning his bachelor’s degree at Howard University, Wilson met fellow student, Julia Ann Kelley and they were married on November 23, 1950. The marriage continued for 70 years until the time of his passing.
Wilson partnered his professional life with his devotion for golf which found him enjoying the People’s Church Golf Group and the Hull Golf Group which made their annual trips to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. From the time of his becoming a member of People’s Church in 1957, his interests and involvement found him immersed in the Trustee Board, Music Aide Circle and the Building and Expansion Program—to include construction and fund raising. Together with the People’s Church Food Pantry and Men are Cooking, Wilson held a warm place in his heart for participation in the Building and Expansion Program of People’s Congregational Church during the period 1981-1991.
During his retirement Wilson could be found volunteering in the AARP Tax Aide Program for seniors. Wilson’s professional life was ongoing from 1951-1957 at the National Bureau of Standards (later Harry Diamond Laboratories) in material testing and missile development. Later experiences (1965) found him at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratories in satellite development where he received two patents—both of which were being extensively used in satellites.
The Bureau of Research and Engineering, US Postal Service found Wilson to be one of its valued employees throughout his employment there with USPS. Prior to his retirement from the service his areas of involvement included research and development, transportation, packaging, bulk mail and letter mail processing systems. Retirement came about after Wilson had become a part of the Postal Services Senior Executive Service.
Wilson leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Julia; daughter Khrista Hull Smith; grandson, Julian K. Smith, (Stefanny); great grandson, Joaquin; daughter-in-law,Tammie Hull, of Burke, VA; granddaughter, Adrienne Cooper, (Scott), of Burke, VA; grandson, Warren Hull, of Derwood, Maryland; niece ,Karla Williams, (Lawson), of Marietta Georgia; nephew, Bernard Hull II, of Alexandria, Virginia; siblings, Flora Hull Grantham, Wayne K. Hull, (Helen), of Framingham, Massachusetts; other nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
Wilson was preceded in death by son, Dr. Michael Eugene Hull, two sisters, Louise and Doris Hull; and four brothers, William, Lloyd, Ware, and Bernard Sr.
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