Colonel (Retired) Robert N. "Speed" Hulley
June 20, 1929 - August 2, 2010

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Age 81, Lawton - Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, in the Centenary United Methodist Church with Rev. Phil Jones officiating.
Colonel Hulley died Monday in a Lawton hospital.
Private family burial will be in the Flower Mound Cemetery under the direction of the Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
He was born June 20, 1929 at Sturgis, Michigan to Oliver S. Hulley and Vena Velma Emdee. He was a 1946 graduate of Lawton High School. He entered the Army Air Force in September of 1947 and was stationed in the Philippines and Okinawa prior to attending the United States Military Academy at West Point where he was a graduate with the Class of 1952.
Colonel Hulley was retired from the U.S. Army on November 30, 1976 at Fort Sill where he had been assigned as Provost Marshal. He was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam and served with the Military Police Corp. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal with First Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Service Agency Meritorious Service Award, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation (3rd Award), Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Japan), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Ranger Tab and Parachutist Badge.
He married Earlene Corwin Ketchum on June 3, 1977 at Wichita Falls, Texas. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and sang in the church choir. He was a member of the local West Point Society, served as a past chairman for the Armed Forces YMCA and was a member of the Lawton Kiwanis Club where he had served as a past lieutenant governor.
He is survived by his wife, of the home; three sons and daughters in law, Albert and Sue Hulley, Coventry, Rhode Island, Paul and Rhonda Hulley, Clifton, Virginia, and Robert E. and Julie Hulley, Clermont, Florida; two daughters and a son in law, Katharine Hulley, Charlotte, Michigan, and Margaret and Tom Cronin, Front Royal, Virginia; three step children and their spouses, John C. and Rachel Ketchum, Kimberly and Boone Copeland and Deynna Appler, all of Lawton; 18 grandchildren; a sister, Jean Mooney, Tucson, Arizona.
His parents, a brother, Jim Hulley, and a niece, Anna Slovan, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 704 SW D Avenue, Lawton OK 73501.
The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


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