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Dr. James Clyde Stull, 90, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond.
Born in Galion, Ohio, on March 1, 1926, to the late C. A. and Mary Miles Stull, Jim served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1944-1946. In 1950, he graduated from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and married his college sweetheart, the former Jeanne Stiffney. The couple taught school on the U.S. Territory of Guam from 1952-1954. 
Jim subsequently earned his MS degree from Indiana University and PhD from Toledo University. In 1965, he was hired by Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) where he taught in the Education Department until his retirement in 1989. Prior to his career at EKU, Jim taught high school physical education and coached basketball, baseball and track at several schools, including Sugar Creek High School in Ohio and Everglades High School in Florida where he also served as school principal.  Many of the students and ballplayers from those schools remained in contact with "Coach" Stull throughout his life. He was remembered fondly and held in high regard by them.
During his time in Richmond, Jim was active in the Little League baseball program, the First Presbyterian Church, the Arlington Association, the American Cancer Society golf tournament, the EKU Colonel Club and a member of the Henry Clay Philatelic Society. He was an avid golfer, stamp collector, bridge player, gardener, racquetball player and EKU sports fan.  Survivors include: his wife, Jeanne Stull of Richmond; three daughters, Susan Stull Schanzenbaker (Carl) of Haymarket, Va., Nanci Stull Alexander (Keith) of Lexington, and Terry Stull Martins (Lee) of Acton, Mass.; one son, Thomas James Stull (Mary) of Villa Hills, Ky.; one sister, Mary Jane Jesson of Lexington, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Andrew and David Alexander, Casey Bailey, Kelly Stull, Candace Toms, Travis Schanzenbaker and Olivia Martins; and two nieces, Lori Dunbar (Doug) and Ann Scott (Greg).
Funeral service for Dr. Stull will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 7, 2016, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Ron House officiating.
Burial with Military Honors will follow at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, November 6, 2016, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.
The family wishes to give special thanks to the nurses, aides and staff at Compassionate Care, Richmond, for the excellent care given to Jim.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center at 350 Isaacs Lane Richmond, Kentucky 40475
Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be made at www.orpfh.com.
Published on November 3, 2016
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