Marlin Leslie Hull

Marlin Leslie Hull passed away early Monday, March 17, 2014, in Oklahoma City, following a lengthy illness. One of his life's goals was to restore his 1935 Auburn Coupe, but cancer cut that dream short. Marlin was born October. 5, 1944, in Cordell, Oklahoma, to Harley Haas Hull and Lorene Susan Hull. He graduated from Cordell High School in 1962, going on to attend Oklahoma City University and Cameron Junior College in Lawton, Oklahoma. In 1968, Marlin married his high school sweetheart, Jean Schwarz. They made their first home in Lawton, where Marlin worked as a service technician for Howard-Smith Ford. He and his family later moved to Marlow, Oklahoma, where Marlin worked for many years as Service Manager for Robbins Ford. In that position he won accolades including a prestigious national award for his mechanical expertise from Ford Motor Company. Marlin and his brother-in-law, Phil Schwarz, later went into business together at Dalmarc Signs, Inc., in Oklahoma City. They built it up from a tiny sign shop near State Fair Park to one of the largest sign manufacturing and installation companies in the region. A life member of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club, Marlin loved traveling each Labor Day weekend to Auburn, Indiana, for the annual ACD Festival. Marlin served for nearly a decade as an official car show judge at the event. Marlin also enjoyed fishing and boating at Lake Eufaula with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Marlin was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Jean, of Bethany; son, Bryan, of Oklahoma City; daughter, Beth Hull Gollob, and husband, Shawn Gollob, of Edmond, Oklahoma; son, Andy, and wife, Kenzi, of Mustang, Oklahoma; brother, Alan Hull and wife Vickie, of Cordell, Oklahoma; brother, Roger Hull, of Clinton, Oklahoma; sister, Rosemary Dick and husband James, of Bessie, Oklahoma; five wonderful grandchildren he adored, and many other beloved relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014, in the Yanda and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Yukon, Oklahoma. Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Yanda and Son Funeral Home, Yukon, Oklahoma.
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