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Russell "Beetle" Lee Hull

October 26, 1954 ~ December 19, 2020 (age 66)


Russell “Beetle” Lee Hull, 66, of the Strait Creek community of Monterey, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Va.

He was born at Warm Springs Hospital on October 26, 1954, a son of the late Thelma “Mae” Doyle and Russell Edward Hull.

A man with a strong work ethic and provider for his family, Beetle retired from Special Fleet Services after many years of service as a hy-rail technician. After his retirement he enjoyed working alongside his wife and daughter, Andrea, at their family restaurant, Hull’s Hideaway.

Beetle was a family man whose life centered around his family. He was a NASCAR fan, who loved cars and will be remembered for having wrecked many of them. He also enjoyed traveling around the county, especially during hunting season visiting camps and spending time with his friends. Above all, Beetle will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two brothers, Delmas “Moose” Doyle and Donald “Duck” Hull.

Beetle is survived by his wife of 27 years, Melissa Wright Hull; four daughters, Chasity Hull Godshall and husband, Stephen of Bridgewater, Emily Hull and companion, William “Wilber” Stephenson of Meadowdale, Amy Vaus and husband, Evan  and Andrea Hull all of Monterey; a son, James Hull of Harrisonburg; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary “Beef” and Rhonda “Kay” Hull, Ernest “Radar” and JoAnn Hull, and Larry “Sop” and Jeanie Lou Hull, all of Monterey; sister and brother-in-law, Carol Ann and Larry Maynard of Delbarton, WV; special friend who he considered a sister-in-law, Vickie Hoover of Monterey; grandchildren, Isiah and Quintin Garland, Kaitlyn Wilson,  Weston and Wyatt Stephenson and Lorrissa Vaus; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Obaugh Funeral Home with pastor Ray Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Chapman Halterman Cemetery (aka: Anice Hevener Cemetery) located on Forks of the Water Road.

The staff of Obaugh Funeral Home staff will receive friends and family wishing to pay their respects throughout the day Tuesday, December 22nd, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Melissa and Beatle.

Active pallbearers will be William “Wilber” Stephenson, Evan Vaus, Stephen Godshall, Isiah Garland, David Jesse and Frank DeAscentis.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Amy Vaus Medical and Travel Expense Fund; c/o Blue Grass Valley Bank, PO Box 516, Monterey, VA 24465.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Russell "Beetle" Lee Hull, please visit our floral store.


December 22, 2020

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Obaugh Funeral Home, Inc.
8739 Highland Turnpike | PO Box 12
McDowell, VA 24458

Funeral Service
December 23, 2020

11:00 AM
Obaugh Funeral Home, Inc.
8739 Highland Turnpike | PO Box 12
McDowell, VA 24458


Amy Vaus Medical and Travel Expense Fund; c/o Blue Grass Valley Bank
PO Box 516, Monterey VA 24465

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