East Funeral Home


John D. Hulsey

August 7, 1927February 1, 2021

John D Hulsey, Sr., 93, of Maud, TX passed away February 1, 2021 in a local hospital. Mr. Hulsey was born August 7, 1927 in Bassett, TX. He was a U. S. Army veteran. Loved his bee farms and working his bees. He also loved to fish, hunt, animals and all his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleveland and Millie Hulsey; one son, Joe Melvin Hulsey; and one daughter, Theresa Diane Hulsey.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Lee Hulsey of Maud, TX, Charles Ray Hulsey of Giddings, TX and John and Yovanny Hulsey of San Antonio, TX; and four daughters, Debbie and Cecil Mathis of Maud, TX, Frankie McCarver of Rogers, AR, Alice Matthews of Texarkana, AR and Kimberly and Ron Clements of Little Rock, AR; one brother Tom Hulsey of California; 19 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Friday, 2:00 P. M. at First Baptist Church of Maud, TX. officiated by Bro. Augustine Alaniz. Burial will follow in Center Ridge Cemetery in Maud.

Family will receive friends from 1 to 2:00 P.M. Friday at the church prior to the service.

Mr. Husley will also be available Thursday from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at East Funeral Home-Downtown for viewing and signing register book for those who cannot attend service on Friday. The service will also be live streamed at

Family will be Debbie and Cecil Mathis home in Maud, TX.

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  • Come and Go Viewing

    Thursday, February 4, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 5, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 5, 2021


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Jessica Montano

February 5, 2021

Im so blessed my kids were able to meet their great grandpa. I will always cherish the memory of being on the front porch of Aunt Debras house with papaw and he was showing Jenny and I a puzzle he had made with 2 safety pins, a block of wood and string. He gave me that puzzle that day and I will always keep it safe for it has much more meaning to me than anyone would know. I will also always remember what papaw had told me about bees. Neat facts that I never knew and I now tell my kids.
I love you papaw RIP

Kaye Taylor

February 5, 2021

Uncle John D. always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. He loved life and everyone. Will always remember going to his house when I was a kid. Our parents would play dominoes while us kids played outside. He was quite a character and loved by all.

Christopher Walker

February 5, 2021

You will be missed and loved rip papaw

Jenice Maldonado

February 2, 2021

I remember my grandpas house always smelling like wood growing up. My father had a wooden chest that papaw made, and it made his whole closet smell like wood. Sometimes I would sneak into his closet just to feel like I visited my grandpas house again, since I didn’t get to go very often. My grandpa loved to tell me about his bees, and even gave me a couple rocks to collect from uncle Billy’s house. Love you papaw.