Robert Joseph Hula

March 05, 1949 - September 15, 2020

Robert Joseph Hula

March 05, 1949 - September 15, 2020


Robert Joseph Hula

Robert “Bob” Joseph Hula was born on March 5, 1949 in Enid, OK to John and Emma Hula. He passed from this life on September 15, 2020, surrounded by his family.

Growing up in Medford, OK, his favorite place was the Hula Family Farm, where he spent his time with his cousins.

He attended Medford schools and graduated high school in 1967. He played football, basketball and participated in FFA. He then enlisted in the United States Navy, serving the country during the Vietnam War. He received training in California, Michigan and Tennessee and was stationed in Japan. He served as Flight Crew Observer and In-Flight Mechanic. He was honorably discharged in 1972.

He married Catherine Green in 1970. They lived in San Jose, California, where he was stationed at Moffett Field. After his discharge, they returned to Oklahoma, living in Bristow, Okmulgee, settling in Sand Springs and later in Sapulpa.

Bob earned a degree in Diesel Mechanics from Oklahoma State – Tech. He worked throughout the years at Goodyear, Cooper, C-CAM and D & V Manufacturing.

He was a member of the Sand Springs United Methodist Church, the Elks Lodge and supported the COHPS – Concemed Oklahomans for the Highway Patrol Society, and several veteran organizations. He enjoyed working on cars, fishing, and attending his grandchildren’s events.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife Catherine, parents John and Emma Hula, grandparents Robert and Hazel Cowger and Joseph and Johanna Hula.

He is survived by his children, James Hula of Sapulpa, Jennifer Feather and husband Robbie of Sand Springs, grandchildren, Raegan Hula, Nathan Robert Feather and Jacey Feather, sister, Debbie Kretchmar and husband Danny of Medford, and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends. He was greatly loved and will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Vietnam Veterans Association or any local Veteran Hospital.

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10 responses to Robert Joseph Hula

  1. Judy Ballard says:

    Jennifer and James, my heart is filled with love and hugs for you. The holes in you hearts will fill with time but the love and memories will always be there. God Bless You All.

  2. Thinking of you and hoping the coming days bring you comfort and peace. Your mom and dad loved you very much and were very proud of you.

  3. Thinking of you, James, and your family.

  4. I have fond memories of both Bob and Cathy. We had fun times not only in high school but along the years at class get togethers. They will both be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are for the family left behind. RIP, Bobby Joe! ??🙏😢

  5. I’m so sad to hear of Bobby’s passing. I was in school with Bobby (and Cathy) for many years in Medford and remember them both with love and respect. I’m sending prayers for peace for your family.

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