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Willis A. “Lex” Tull III

April 5, 1948 - May 21, 2021

Willis A. “Lex” Tull III, age 73, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Born in Dover, DE, on April 5, 1948, he was a son of the late Willis A. Tull, Jr. and Dorothy M. (Legar) Neeman. Lex served his country in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne during the Vietnam War. He made his career as a yardman for Leaseway Transportation, then retired after 27 years. Lex was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #3792 of Middletown, and the American Legion Post #14 of Smyrna. His hobbies included hunting and fishing.

In addition to his parents, Lex was preceded in death by his brother, Keith Tull. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Sandra S. (West) Tull; daughters, Kimberly A. Eargle (Sid) of Taylor, SC and Kelly T. Austin (Johann) of Middletown; and grandchildren, Dylan and Samantha Eargle and Apollo and Aurora Ross.

The family would like to give a special thank you to all of the staff at Seasons Hospice for all of the compassion and care they provided Lex.

All services will be held privately. Interment will be held in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lex’s memory to Seasons Hospice, 501 West 14th Street, 3 North, Wilmington DE 19801.


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10 Condolences for Willis A. “Lex” Tull III

  • Sandy and your girls and grandchildren, so sad to hear of Lex’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you all! I’m glad that I was able to give the ‘parachute’ that Lex wrote a letter to me on from Vietnam. I was just talking about my sister, Lea, and Lex ‘babysitting’ me; I was about 12. We were watching “The Birds” and they told me that I had to take my bath. I ran the water and got in and there was a scratching at the door and Lex said, “And the birds went peck, peck, peck at Bonnie’s neck”. Lex and his poetry! Haha. We wrote to each other when he was in Vietnam. When he came home, I ran up to him and hollered, didn’t think how hard that would be on a returning vet. Again, I was 12. I loved Lex, even through his bad times. I fussed at him. Please accept my sympathy and friendship, and tell Lex bye til later! Love, Bonnie

  • Sandy,
    So sorry to hear about Lex. He was still so young. I live in Galena now, please 🙏 feel free to call at any time you need to talk to an old friend.

    Stacey Elizabeth Pepe

  • Sandy and family,. My sincerest condolences to you. Lex was my first love (I was 17) and we went through Vietnam together. It was trying times but I loved him. My heart goes out to you. ☮️

  • To Sandy, and the girls,

    I’m so sorry to hear of Lex’s passing. You are all in my prayers.


  • Really saddened to hear of Lex’s passing. He and I were best of friends in high school along with Milt, Moon and Nuge. They, too, have passed. Perhaps they are all together again. Rest in Peace, my friend.

  • My high school memories will always include Lex. He was beautiful inside and out. Sincerest condolences to the family and friends who are missing this special man.

  • One of my recurring high school memories of Willy is on going to pick him up at his house on a Saturday night with Milt, Moon, Joey…and from time to time Butch and Ruddy. The scent of English Leather or Canoe would fill the house and we would have to wait for him to get his hair just right and make sure he had the right shirt with the right amount of starch. We laughed until we cried the last time I saw him. Recounting those great days put a smile on both our faces and brought tears to our eyes. Rest in peace Lex and say hello to Milt, Moon, Nudge and Ruddy.

  • Meet you on the other side, Lex. My deepest condolences to your family. RIP

  • I am so sorry to hear about Lex. My condolences to the family. I met Lex at Lake Como when I moved to Smyrna from Middletown and Brad Steele introduced me to his friends. They were all cool and it was a summer I will never forget. Rest In Peace!

  • God bless my old friend