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Russell Lou-Don Hull

November 23, 1956 — April 3, 2017

Russell Lou-Don Hull

Russell Lou-Don Hull, age 60 years, of Hominy, Oklahoma, passed away at his home on Monday, April 3, 2017 in Hominy. He was a longtime, beloved Hominy resident and member of the First United Methodist Church.

Russell was born in Salina, Kansas on November 23, 1956 to Albert LouDon and Verna (Fowler) Hull. He grew up in Skiatook, Oklahoma. He had the privilege of being a part of the 1974 State Championship Football Team and graduated from high school the following year in 1975. Russell then attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University and received his Bachelor's Degree in Education in 1979. He returned to Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 1987 and earned his Master's Degree.

Russell's first professional position was at Hominy High School as an assistant football and track coach. He moved to Chelsea in 1983 and was the head football and track coach, strength coach, athletic director, and assistant principal. In 1988, Russell became the head coach in football and track, assistant wrestling coach and assistant principal at Berryhill High School. He returned home to Skiatook in 1990 to be the head football and track coach, strength coach, assistant principal, and athletic director. Russell returned to Hominy in 1998 and served as an assistant football coach, strength coordinator, middle school principal and then superintendent until his retirement in 2016. Since retiring in July 2016, Russell has enjoyed serving in the transportation department at Hominy Public Schools, working in his yard, and playing with his grandkids.

Russell's professional accomplishments are: District 2A-12 Coach of the Year 1984 & 1985; Rogers County Coach of the Year 1984 & 1985; Will Rogers Conference Coach of the Year 1986-1987; OCA Region Three Track Coach of the Year 1988; District 4A-2 Coach of the Year 1994; OCA Region 7 Coach of the year 1995; Oil Bowl Offensive Coordinator 1996; All State Football Coach (East) 2000; Oklahoma Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee 2011; Oklahoma Coaches Association Executive Board Member, serving as Vice President & President; Oklahoma Football Coaches Association President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer & Board Member; OSSAA Football Advisory Board; All-State Selection Committee Member and Will Rogers Conference President.

Russell is survived by: his wife, Dana, of the home; 4 children: son, Christopher Lou-Don Hull and his wife, Chloe, of Annapolis, MD, daughter, Ashley Dawn Smith and her husband, Bryan, of Ft. Worth, TX, Christopher DeLong and his wife, Lisa, of Owasso, OK and Courtney Davis and her husband, Ben, of Edmond, OK; 8 grandchildren: Cooper and Conley Smith, Haven and Jackson Lou-Don Hull, Gage, Eden and Isla DeLong, Hudson Davis and "One on the Way"; his father, Albert LouDon Hull and his wife, Peggy, of Sperry, OK; his mother, Verna West of Hominy, OK; 6 siblings: Debbie Walsh, Robin Fowler, Bo Greenfeather, Susan West, Tracy Hull and Randy Hull.

Russell is preceded in death by: his grandson, Jackson Smith; 2 sisters: Oleta Dickerson and Karen Lowe; his mother-in-law, Carrie Bayouth and his step-mother, Donna Sue Hull.

Memorial Services were at 10:30 AM, Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Hominy High School Gymnasium in Hominy, Oklahoma, with the Pastor Claudia Lovelace officiating. Speakers were: Christopher Lou-Don Hull, Steve Edwards, Vance Miller and Scott Harmon. Honorary Pallbearers were: Benny Ballard, Charlie Crawford, Danny Daniels, Ben Davis, Steve Edwards, Steve Moyer, Rick Reeves, Bryan Smith and Scott Harmon in memory of Ron Harmon. Musical selections were: "Amazing Grace" and "Because He Lives". Vocalist was Marilyn Magee and pianist was Johnette Rountree.


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