SARANAC LAKE - Joe Goodall Hull, 80, of Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid.
Born in Hightown, Va., on Sept. 5, 1931, he was the son of Max and Bess (Chew) Hull. Joe married Jeanette (Jean) Mercadente. She predeceased him on March 27, 2009.
Joe was born and raised in Hightown, Va., where he attended local schools. Following graduation from high school, Joe joined the United States Navy and served on the USS Glendale (PF36) and the USS Hopewell (DD681) during the Korean War. Joe had been employed as a painter for most of his life, working in Saranac Lake and Florida. He is a past member of the Veterans Memorial Association and the Moose Club in Florida. He especially enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by one sister, Charlotte Gladd of Saranac Lake, several nieces and nephews, including Denise Lester of Saranac Lake, Angela Howard of Saranac Lake and Daniel Lester of Saranac Lake, and several cousins, including Carl and Eugene Hull and B.T. Swecker Jr., both of Blue Grass, Va. He is also survived by many good friends including Jim Luce of Saranac Lake. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and one sister, Doris Ramsay.
Calling hours will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A funeral service will immediately follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Michael Richards officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Saranac Lake.
Friends wishing to remember Joe Goodall Hull may make memorial contributions to the Tri-Lakes Humane Society in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at www.fortunekeoughfuenralhome.com.