Bill Hulse

April 18, 1945May 9, 2019

William (Bill) Scruggs Hulse sailed on his final voyage on May 9, 2019. He was 74 years old. Bill graduated from New Orleans Academy then went on to complete a degree at Washington and Lee University. Bill proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1967-1969, then went on to a career as an insurance agent. He was a lifelong avid sailor and member of the Southern Yacht Club. He was also an active cruiser racer and founding member of the Bayou Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America. Bill had an indomitable spirit and was blessed to live a full life filled with love, laughter, learning, close friends, and incredible family. He leaves behind his wife, Ann Lane Hulse, son, Thomas Lane Hulse (Sarah), daughter, Rebecca Carter Hulse, brother, John (Jack) I Hulse IV (Gwen), and granddaughters, Lynda Renee Hulse and Charlotte Ann Hulse. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Special Olympics Louisiana, 1000 East Morris Ave. Hammond, La 70403 or Services will be held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. New Orleans, on Friday, May 17th from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. To view and sign the guest book, visit


  • Memorial Gathering Friday, May 17, 2019


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Jane Brooks

May 16, 2019

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We are thinking of you and your family. Please know we care.
Jane, John, and Julie Brooks

Cindi Russo

May 16, 2019

Ann, you and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of all of us who have come to know you through the Special Olympics and the Pinnacles Club. We love you and are wishing your family peace as you say goodbye to your dear husband and father.

Vivian Davis

May 16, 2019

Ann-My thoughts, prayers, and condolences. Take care , Love Vivian

Margaret Roth

May 14, 2019

I knew bill in his later years, first through his son, Tom, and then the rest of his family. He cared for them greatly. Hearing the stories of his earlier years makes me wish I had known him longer. May his family find peace in his moving on.