J.B. Hulsey, 89 of Burnet and formerly of Robstown passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009.

He was born March 3, 1920 in DeLeon the eighth child of 11 born to Charles Alonzo Hulsey and Beulah Alta Littlefield Hulsey. J.B. was raised and attended school in Olton. He served as a Private in the United States Marine Corps and was an amphibian tractor operator in the South Pacific until 1945 and later served as a Navy Military Guard at Corpus Christi.

After serving in the military J.B. worked as a logger in the mountains of Oregon and then served on the Robstown Police Force from 1954 until 1982 when he retired as Captain. He was a carpenter and painter and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and wood-crafting. He cleared the land and built his home at 305 Osborne St. in Burnet.

He is survived by two sons from a first marriage prior to 1939; James B. Hulsey (Sherry) of Las Cruces, N.M., and Edward W. Hulsey (Maggie) of Longview. In 1946 he married Violet "Suzie" Jones. Suzie was born March 28, 1923 in Robstown and passed away March 6, 2008 in Burnet. Suzie was a daughter of Robert L. Jones and Laura V. (Trussell) Jones of Robstown. The Jones family were residents of Robstown since 1912.

Children of J.B. and Suzie Hulsey are Dannie Hulsey (Jerry) of Ponder, Barbara Hulsey Jackson (Martin) of Burnet, and Patricia L. Hulsey Wright (Ron) of Palmer, Ala. J.B. is also survived by a brother, Glen Dale Hulsey (Naomi) of Ft. Worth; and sisters, Nell Stephens of Amarillo and Inez "Doll" Gordon of Crandall; a sister-in-law, Sue Hulsey of San Antonio; wife of deceased brother, Tommy Hulsey of Farmers Branch; sisters-in-law, Pat Essing of Corpus Christi, and Jeane Naumann of George West;13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

A private family service will be held and the family would like for memorial contributions to be made to Seton Highland Lakes Hospice, P.O. Box 1219 Burnet, Texas 78611.

Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, Burnet