Hull, Billy G.

Former Football Player Was Teacher, Coach, Business Owner

Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Billy Hull
Billy Hull

Billy G. Hull, 65, of Rossville, died on Monday, October 6, 2008.

Billy was a 1962 graduate of Rossville High School and a member of the last team to win a state championship in Georgia. He received a football scholarship to Tennessee Tech, played with the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. After his football career, he was inducted into the Rossville High Hall of Fame.

Billy became a teacher and coach at Tyner Junior High School and Lakeview High. He later owned several successful businesses in the area. He was a loving father and good friend to all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Lucy Hull, and brother, Danny Hull.

Survivors include his daughters, Donna H. Etheredge of Prattville, Al., and Kim Hull of Summerville, Ga.; grandchildren, Luke and Julie Etheredge, Kenton, Kaitlin and Kelsey Kramer; sister, Judy Hull; brother, Benny Hull and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Boynton Church of God with Rev. Steve H. Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. at the church. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 850 Fortwood Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403.

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Arrangements are made by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

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