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OBITUARY

Kenneth W. Tull

December 16, 1934September 12, 2020

Kenneth W. Tull passed away at Columbus Regional Hospital on September 12 at 12:30 am after a brief illnes unrelated to Covid 19 surrounded by wife and friends. He was born on December 16, 1934 in Columbus to Kathryn and E. Don Tull. Kenny married Donna G. Sprouls on August 18, 1962. They were blessed with two children – Brian W. Tull and Margaret (Tull) King. Kenny attended Wagner School (on S. S. 58) and then graduated from Columbus High School in 1952. Went on to graduate from Franklin College in 1958, where he was a member of SAE fraternity. Also earned Masters Degree in education from Indiana University. He first taught at Jackson Township School/Waymansville, then at Trafalger, Taylorsville and Central Middle School. After retiring from teaching he was employed at what was then Cummins Engine Co – retiring in1988. Enjoyed part-time employment for Hawes Office Equipment and Kroger – delivering prescriptions for the pharmacy. He loved playing golf – having started at the Old City Course , Harrison Lake Country Club and then Otter Creek Golf Course - and a number of courses in Arizona. Other hobbies included volunteering at Otter Creek (2006-2019) reading, crossword puzzles, traveling, He was a former member of Optimist and Kiwanis Clubs. Also an exercise enthusiast and enjoyed lawn care from childhood to present. Kenny is a life time member of First Baptist Church and the Adult Study Fellowship class (Talents Class). He dearly loved his grandchildren – Kyle Tonnies (Kansas City)and Ava Tonnies (Mesa, AZ). He is survived by his wife, Donna, brother Frank Tull (Fountain HillsAZ}, daughter Margy King (Mesa, AZ), grand children, daughter in law Kristen Tull Lorenz (CA), nephews: Mike Herron (Greenwood), Matt Herron (Columbus), and great nephews and niece. Kenny was preceded in death by his parents and son, Brian. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church Foundation (3300 Fairlawn Dr.) or donor's choice charity. Due to the pandemic – there will be private service 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church for the family with Rev Dan Cash officiating. The service will be live streamed at firstbaptistcolumbus.org/video.

  • FAMILY

  • Donna Tull, Wife
  • MargyTull King, Daughter
  • Frank Tull, Brother
  • Kyle Tonnies, Grandchild
  • Ava Tonnies, Grandchild
  • Kristen Tull Lorenz, Daughter-in-law
  • Mike Herron, Nephew
  • Matt Herron, Nephew

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  • Private Memorial Service

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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Larry Perkinson

September 15, 2020

Mr. Tull checked on me yearly after my daughter died. His kindness will be remembered. It was always appreciated.

Tom Ski" and Tina Drzewiecki

September 15, 2020

Dear Donna "Mom" and Margy-
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
I will always remember when Brian and I would be "Home" from VU and Kenny would look at me and say" What are we going to do with him Ski?" I would say that we are doing just fine as it is. Brian and Kenny are playing a round of golf today and Brian is polishing up the little things in Kenny's swing. You will always be my family, Love, "Ski"

David and Cindy McMath

September 14, 2020

Kenny was always full of fun and cheer! He was a friend to all and always brought a smile to our faces and hearts. He will be greatly missed.

Paula Fetter

September 14, 2020

Donna was very sorry. Kenny was so such a happy person. He would remind me of my birthdays when he seen me. We both had the same birthday date. He will be missed. Prayers for you and families. Love and hugs.

Sandy Etnyre

September 14, 2020

Dear Donna, I just heard of Kenny’s passing & wanted to tell you how sorry I am. He was always so fun to visit with, especially at Otter Creek! Always a winning smile! Praying for you & your family for comfort & peace in the days ahead. God bless you, Sandy

Jean Ozols

September 14, 2020

Such a lovely man! The day was always better after running into Kenny and talking with him. He was a delight!

Chris Anderson

September 14, 2020

Donna, we are so sorry for your loss. Kenny was such a nice man and wonderful neighbor. We appreciated his support for our golfers. His kind words on the newspaper clippings he would leave for the girls will be missed. The Andersons

Barbara Fisher

September 14, 2020

I am so sorry to hear oh Kenneth’s passing. I worked at the Ford dealership and he would stop in and we would chat. He always had a smile on his face. He will be sadly missed.

Larry and Shirley Duncan

September 14, 2020

Donna,
We are so sorry to hear of Kenny’s death.
‘Mr. Tull’ was my fifth grade teacher, and one of my favorite memories of him was when we had a FIELD TRIP to his home on Terrace Lake Rd; we had a cook out, played games, and LOVED the beautiful home and yard.. and the friendliness of his family.
Please accept our sympathy at this time. Larry and Shirley

Bryce Mize

September 14, 2020

Donna,
I'm so sorry to hear about Kenny. I always enjoyed chatting with him at our meetings at Otter. He was a good man.

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