Gene Arthur Hull, age 68 of Sparta, MO, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2011 in his home. He was born July 1, 1943 in Waco, TX the son of Arthur Hull and Imogene Bauer. On May 14, 1964, he was united in marriage to Glenda Charlene Letterman. Gene was a skilled carpenter by trade. He was always willing to start a good conversation, had a long list of friends and never met a stranger. He was also a good family man who enjoyed his grandchildren and watching Western movies. During his spare time, he played guitar at local churches and especially enjoyed playing at Highlonesome Missionary Baptist. Gene is survived by his wife Charlene; son Luther Hull of Sparta; daughter Nancy Nelson of Oldfield; brothers Joe Ford, Stanley Bauer and Gay McKinney; sisters Linda Olson, Evon Garrison, Laura Fail, Alice Couch, and Jenny Belford; two grandchildren Travis and Tyler Nelson; several other caring relatives and many caring friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Floyd. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday, September 9, 2011 in Bruner Cemetery with Pastor Keith Lafferty officiating. Services conducted under the care and directions of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. On line condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.