OBITUARY

Raymond Hulskotter

September 30, 1940November 15, 2020

Raymond Eugene Hulskotter, born September 30, 1940 in Shafter Township, Illinois, entered into the Gates of Glory on November 15, 2020 at DCH in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Brother Ray, as he was affectionately known to his Eternal Faith Church Family where he taught the Adult Sunday School for the past several years, was preceded in death by His Parents: Albert and Esther Hulskotter, his sisters Dorothy Hulskotter Pittinger and Ruth Hulskotter Carruthers, and his Granddaughter Rachel Nicole Skelton. Ray was a loving Husband, Father, PawPaw, and Friend to so many. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary E. (Libby) Hulskotter of Peterson, Alabama; sons: Darren Hulskotter (Twyla) of Helotes, Texas, Timothy Hulskotter of Peterson, John Steven Hulskotter of Samantha, Michael Hulskotter of Peterson, Billy Skelton (Cheryl) of Tuscaloosa, Bobby Skelton (Anita) of Gordo, Bruce Skelton (Mannie Vee) of Las Vegas, Nevada, Bart Skelton (Angela) of Brookwood, Preston Price of Peterson, Alabama and daughter, Linda Skelton Agee of Holt. Ray was so proud of his 23 grandchildren, 12 Granddaughters and 11 Grandsons, and was blessed to have 10 Great-Grandchildren, 9 Great-Grandsons, 1 Great-Granddaughter, and 1 more due in December of this year. Ray grew up in Vera Township in South-Central Illinois, where he attended Elementary School in an old-style one room schoolhouse, where he was the entire 3rd grade one year. He graduated from Vandalia High School in 1958 where he played offensive guard on the Vandals football team. Ray was drafted into the Army and completed Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri before being stationed as an MP at Fort Carson, Colorado. Ray was Honorably Discharged in 1965. Ray worked for Purina Foods for many years in Illinois before moving to Alabama in 1980, where he worked with Bama Feeds before retiring and then going to work for Wackenhut Security at DCH. Many people will remember Ray as that smiling, friendly man who welcomed you into the ER or the Medical Towers before he finally retired for good. Ray was a family man, and welcomed folks into his home. Once you became family, you were always family and there was always a place at the table for you at one of the many family dinners that Ray and Libby hosted over the years. He loved his family, he loved his church, and he loved the Lord. Ray’s prayers were sincere pleadings for God to Bless and intervene on behalf of others. His prayers at Eternal Faith Church and Blessings before family gatherings will be missed, especially as the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays grow nearer. Ray’s Homegoing Celebration will be held at Memory Chapel in Tuscaloosa at 11 AM on Saturday November 21. The service is open to all friends and family, but please use current Covid-19 Prevention precautions: masks, social distancing, and hand washing. The Family will welcome visitors before the service starting at 10 AM. Pastors John Junior Stephens and Billy Skelton will be the officiants. Pallbearers will be Tim, Steve, Mike, and Devin Hulskotter, Bobby and Bart Skelton, Preston Price, and John Stephens Jr. Honorary Pallbearers are the Eternal Faith Church Family. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemoryChapelFuneralHome.com for the Hulskotter family.

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Kim Hartley

November 18, 2020

I’m so glad that Ray was able to attend his granddaughters graduations .
1st picture is of Ray & Libby attending Adri’s graduation in 2017 & the other picture is of them attending Ariel’s graduation in 2020 . Ray was a great pawpaw .. we all loved him .. he will be missed by so many.

Mary Watkins

November 18, 2020

It was always a blessing to be around Ray , he never got mad that I ever saw and always had a smile, he will be missed by all that new him.

Billy Skelton

November 18, 2020

Christmas with Ray and Mother was a tradition.

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