Obituary for Delois "Pete" Hullum Jr.
Mr. Delois (Pete) Hullum, Jr. passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, morning at his residence surrounded by his family.
Pete was born August 26, 1944 in Clay Hill near Teague to Delois and Lydia Utsey Hullum. He grew up in the Teague area and graduated from Teague High School In 1963. Pete later graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. He spent four years serving his county in the US Army seeing duty in Vietnam and in Germany where he was stationed for a year.
Pete married Tommye Faye Nichols on June 14, 1969 and they made their home in Houston for many years. The couple were blessed with a daughter, Margaret Hullum Elmore.
A successful businessman, Pete owned Brookline Rentals and Sales in Houston for over 39 years, and at one time had three locations. Pete was a longtime member of the Fairbanks Masonic Lodge # 1363. Church was extremely important to the Hullums, and they were active members of the Freeway Baptist Church in Houston where Pete served as a deacon. In his leisure time, Pete enjoyed reading history books and spoiling his granddogs, B-flat and Jasper Gladestone.
For over a year, Pete and Tommye have lived in Mexia and were members of the Eighth Avenue Baptist Church in Teague.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Paul and Edgar.
He is survived by his wife Tommye, daughter, Margaret Hullum Elmore of Galveston, sister, Wanda J. Hullum Brown and husband James of Orlando, Florida and by sisters-in-law, Mary Tippins, Ruby Day and Betty Hullum, brothers-in-law, William Nichols and Robert Nichols
Funeral services will be held 1 PM Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at the Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home Chapel In Mexia with Pastor Mark Butcher and Pastor Roy Prather officiating. Interment will follow in the Driver Cemetery, near Teague, with Military Honors and Masonic Graveside Rites.
Pallbearers will be, Andy Day, Robert Day, Charles Day, Wesley Nichols, Shawn Nichols, Thomas Hullum, Berry Brown and Tony Flores. Honorary pallbearers will be Jon Hullum, Sonny Wills, Charlie Gaines and Richard Blake.
Visitation with the family will be Monday evening, January 22, 2018, from 5 to 7 at the funeral home.