Frank  Tull III
Dr. Frank Tull III, M.D., age 90, passed away at Parc Provence in Creve Couer, MO on Saturday, August 3, 2019.

Born April 13, 1929, in Kansas City, MO to the late Frank Tull II and Sabra Niedermeyer Tull, he grew up in Columbia, MO. He graduated Hickman High School in 1947. He graduated from the University of Missouri with honors: Phi Beta Kappa and Cum Laude, earning a bachelor's degree in zoology and premed. While attending the university he joined the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and later
served as their president. He received a doctorate in medicine degree from Washington University and went on to specialize in orthopedic surgery. He served as a Navy flight surgeon at the El Toro Marine Base in CA. He married Barbara Cotton of Columbia, MO, June 1, 1956. He was an orthopedic surgeon in private practice in Sikeston, MO and then Muskogee, OK.

Frank was a respected surgeon in his field, a topnotch bridge player, and an expert fly fisherman. He was a great friend to many and a wonderful family man.

He is preceded in death by his wife Barbara Cotton Tull (2006) and his granddaughter Kathleen Yukiko Tull (2016). He is also proceeded in death by his companion from his later years, Patricia Hayes Drumm (2019).

He is survived by his sister, Sabra Tull Meyer; his and Barbara's five children: Laura (Jeroen) Kok of Vancouver, WA; Mary (Marc) Sarni of St. Louis, MO; Frances Scriminger of Broken Arrow, OK; Susan (Wade) Holloway of St. Louis, MO; Fran
k (Stacey) Tull of St. Louis, MO; 12 grandchildren; 2 nieces and 2 nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 5th, at the Parker-Millard Funeral Home in Columbia, MO at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in the Cotton family plot at the Columbia Cemetery.

Donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity and Shriner's Hospital.
Published on September 3, 2019


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Richard and Frances Pentecost. MD. Retired
Oct 15, 2019
A sincere message to Dr. Tull family in this time of remembering all the Good that he did in Muskogee by the presence of him and his family. Thank you, one and all. Richard and Frances Pentecost. MD. Retired