January 21, 2021, 78, Goldsboro –
Ronald Joseph Tull, age 78, of Goldsboro, North Carolina went home to be with his Lord on January 21, 2021. He was born in Salisbury, MD on May 31, 1942, to the late Harlan Tull and Rosemary Hastings. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Carolyn B. Tull, daughter, Tracy Tull of Pasadena, MD; daughter Lisa Gardner and husband, John, of Silver Spring, MD; son, Walter Bennett, Jr. and wife, Sharon, of Goldsboro, NC; and daughter, Victoria Wilkins, and husband, Stuart, of Tampa, FL. He is also survived by four siblings, 16 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
Ron grew up in Delmar, DE, enlisting in the United States Army in 1960, where he served for three years in intelligence. After discharge, he spent a 38-year career working at the National Security Agency. While working full-time, he also attended college at night, earning his associate degree. In English literature class, a single mom of three with curly red hair caught his eye. A bite to eat after class one night turned into a marriage that spanned decades. He was always a softie for a redhead. They lived in Pasadena, MD for 39 years, where he served as the community president for six years and always took an active role in the betterment of the community. They moved to North Carolina in 2020.
Ron lived life to the fullest, spending time boating, fishing, and crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay, camping, hunting, gardening, and enjoying his children and grandchildren. Another of his loves was sitting by the ocean with a good book in his hand. Ron was famous for never throwing anything away and prided himself on “fixing” things. An endless supply of duct tape and Elmer’s glue were important supplies in his shed, along with random items he would find on the side of the road.
A service to celebrates Ron’s life will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 10:45 A.M. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home. Following the service, interment with military honors will be held at Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-10:45 A.M. at Seymour Funeral Home prior to the service. We respectfully request all guests who attend the services wear facial coverings and practice social distancing guidelines.
Ron was a member of Severna Park Evangelical Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church at 110/114 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122 or the SPCA of Anne Arundel County.