The brothers of the Eastern Region are sad to announce the passing of Bro. O. William Hull Jr.[box color=”blue”]
The services will be held at Wesley Temple United Methodist Church.
Wesley Temple United Methodist Church
1322 West Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21801
The viewing is Friday December 6th from 6:30-9pm.
The funeral will take place on Saturday December 7th. There will be a viewing before the funeral services from 10-11.
The funeral service will begin at 11am.
Attire for the brothers will be dark suit (preferably blue) white shirt and a blue tie.
The Omega Ceremony will take place at 10am Saturday morning during the viewing prior to the funeral services. Brothers who will be attending should meet at the church by 9:30am.[/box]
Bro. O. William Hull Jr. was born on November 2, 1919 in Wetipquin, Maryland to Orrensy William Hull Sr. and Lottie Hull. Bro. Hull was educated in a 3 room school building in Nanticoke, Maryland where he finished second in his class.
After graduation Bro. Hull enrolled at Lincoln University where he was initiated into Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. in the fall of 1937. Bro. Hull obtained a B.A. in Physics with a Minor in Chemistry from Lincoln University. He obtained a Master of Arts degree in Secondary from the University of Pennsylvania. Bro. Hull received the Electrical Engineering equivalency degree from Morehouse State. Bro. Hull also received the 90 credit hour equivalency of a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Bro. Hull served in the United States Army from 1942-1946. He received an Army Commendation for his work within the 92nd Infantry Division.
Bro. Hull was the Vice Principal of Salisbury High School from 1946-1962. Bro. Hull was a member of the Wicomico County Board of Education from 1960-1971. Bro. Hull was sworn in on October 4, 1967 as the 1st Black Vice President of the Wicomico County Board of Education. Bro. Hull was also a professor at then Maryland State College which is now the University of Maryland Eastern Shore from 1960-1982. Bro. Hull also was a faculty member at Salisbury State University from 1968-1970. He taught part time and he was the first black professor to teach at Salisbury State University. Bro. Hull was an Associate Professor of Physics where in 1975 he received the “Most Helpful Teacher” from students and staff at Maryland State. He also served as the Advisor to the Cooperative Education Program while at Maryland State. On May 16, 1982 Bro. Hull was awarded the Associate Professor Emeritus distinction by the Board of Regents. The Professor Emeritus is the highest distinction that is given to a professor.
Bro. Hull has devoted a lot of time and talent to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. by attending conferences and holding numerous leadership positions. Bro. Hull was one of charter members of Delta Gamma Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. in 1960. Some of his past fraternity leadership positions include President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.
Bro. Hull is also a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Bro. Hull is a charter member and founder of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Chapter at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 1984.
Bro. Hull is married to wife Claytease and they have three daughters Maria, Tamara and Natalie.