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Richard C. Hulse

Richard C. Hulse, age 94, of Collinsville, IL, born June 2, 1928 in Villa Grove, IL, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at Elmwood Nursing Home in Maryville, IL. Richard was a retired civil service worker.  He proudly served in the United States Air Force attaining the rank of Senior Master Sergeant.   He was instrumental in helping start the Collinsville Emergency Management Association.  Richard was a lifetime member of the Collinsville VFW Post #5691 and the American Legion Post #365.  He was also a member of Masonic Lodge #712, Collinsville Shrine Club, and the Ainad Shriners East St. Louis having been an active Road Runner.  Richard did a lot of volunteer work for other organizations as well.  He enjoyed traveling in his camper and fishing but most of all spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy Glenn and Mildred Irene (nee Davis) Hulse; wife, Brenda Joyce (nee Whittle) Hulse, whom he was married for 50 years; and a daughter, Donna Lynn Hulse-Breeden. Surviving are his three children:  Glenda “Gi Gi” Hulse of Collinsville, IL, Glenn (Patti) Hulse of Fairview Heights, IL, and Elizabeth “Annie” (Bill) Belcher of Caseyville, IL; six grandchildren:  Chelsea (Thomas) Fenton, Billy Belcher, Justin Hulse, Matthew Hulse, Kristin Jackson and Christopher Breeden; seven great-grandchildren:  Thomas, Liam, Aubri, Amriel, Arasen, Ezra and Beckham. Visitation will be 4 – 7 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2022 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home in Maryville, IL.  VFW Honor Guard will be standing guard from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  There will be a Masonic service at 6:30 p.m. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at the funeral home with Rev. Roger Wright officiating.  Burial with military honors will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fairview Heights, IL. Memorials may be made to the Ainad Shriners Road Runners and will be received at the visitation or can be mailed to Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 N. Center Street, Maryville, IL 62062.


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