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Obituary for James Edward Tull

James Edward Tull, 85, of Atchison, KS, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS, with Rev. Stephen Lucas officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Faith Bible Fellowship Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences maybe left at

James was born April 11, 1934 in Atchison, KS the son of Charles ‘Bud’ and Esther (Henderson) Tull. He owned and operated his own excavating and demolition company. James was member of the Faith Bible Fellowship Church, and enjoyed visiting nursing homes and churches. He also enjoyed horses and dogs.

James married Mary Ann Gripe, on December 31, 2009; she preceded him in death on June 26, 2018. Survivors include granddaughters raised as daughters, Angie McKabe, IL, Anisha Armontrout, Rogers, AR, Tina Braaten, Fisher, IL, Monica Tull, Champagne, IL, two sons, Lonnie Tull, Sr., Hiawatha, KS, Kenneth Tull Sr., Atchison, KS, three brothers, John, Ronnie, Dave Tull, all of Atchison, KS, two sisters, Anita Lively, Cummings, KS, Martha Franzel, Purcell, KS, nine grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, three sons, Gary, James, Michael Tull, and siblings, Charles, Richard, Forrest and Reva Tull.