CDR DAVID ALLAN STULL, USN-(RET.) SIGNAL CHARLIE
David Allan Stull, 80, of Hurricane, passed away on June 17, 2018, following a long and courageous battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was born in Richwood on October 21, 1937 to the late Curtis and Olive Stull. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Leanna Stull and a sister, Barbara Kautz. Dave was a Nitro High School graduate, a Marshall University football player where he played linebacker/ guard, and he coached the Navy Pensacola Goshawks. In his early naval career, he served as officer in charge of the Navy survival school for aviators and served 3 tours in the Vietnam Conflict as a helicopter/ gun ship pilot. Dave was also Executive Officer for several large naval bases including Misawa Airbase in Japan, San Diego, and North Island and former CO of HSL-35 at North Island. He retired after 24 years achieving the rank of Commander. Dave enjoyed telling family and friends about his adventures. He was a Navy man through and through. Dave attended Forrest Burdette Memorial UMC. He was a devoted reader of the Holy Bible, a dedicated prayer warrior, and loved Jesus. He is survived by his wife, Terri; son, David Jr. (Christine) of Polk City, FL; daughter, Kelli Totten (Jerry) of Ashland, KY; grandchildren, Amanda, Michael, Samantha, Ronnie, Hannah, Nathan, Ben, Sammy, Caleb, Isabella and Matthew; sister, Phyllis McClanahan of Cross Lanes; nephews, Larry McClanahan, Rodney McClanahan, W.A. Kautz, Brian Kautz; and a niece, Pam Kautz. Service will be Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:00am at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, WV 25313 with Senior Pastor Ellis Conley officiating. Entombment will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Special thanks to the staff at Cabell Healthcare Center for the special care and compassion shown to Dave. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Forrest Burdette Memorial UMC building fund at 2848 Putnam Ave., Hurricane, WV 25526. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.tylermountainfuneralhome.com.