Edward Alfred Tully Passed away suddenly in a solo vehicle accident July 16, 2018 at the age of 80. He was born in King City, California June 7, 1937.
He attended grammar school at Bitterwater/Tully, and then King City High School with his childhood friend John Joe Maggini. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Farm Management. He had fond memories of his time at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
After college, Ed returned to Bitterwater living on the family ranch. Ed was a rancher, owned and operated Pacific Valley Supply in King City, distributed veterinary supplies and MolMix molasses, Santa Maria to Morgan Hill and the backroads between. Ed worked as a foreman and operator for William J. Clark in King City until the age of 79.
His favorite past times were telling jokes, hunting, shooting, ranching, football and pranking his friends, family and coworkers. He had a high spirited energy that all children loved. Ed did not know a stranger and never forgot a name. He had a contagious, infectious, outrageous sense of humor. It would be rare to find him at a loss for words and a joke. His sons were the glue in his life and he often spoke of how proud he was of the men they had become. He loved his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews…they loved him.
Ed was a member of the Monterey, San Benito and California Cattlemen’s Association, Santa Lucia Masonic Lodge, California Deer Association and a supporter of the NRA.
He is urvived by: his sons, Brian (Jennifer), Daren (Tammie); his cherished grandchildren, Jessica, Julie, Logan, Kora, Ella, Grant, Janabelle; his siblings, Alice Gaunt, Helen Krumm, Evelyn Tully, John Tully, Anita Tully; his former wife, Patsy Smith; his long time childhood friend from Bitterwater, John Joe Maggini. He will also be remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and the 100’s of dear friends he made in his lifetime.
The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the KCHS Mustang Bench or the Cattlemen’s Association.
A Celebration of the life of Ed Tully will be on Saturday, March 24th, 10am, Tully Hall in Bitterwater. Bring your stories and memories. The family would love to have stories or fond memories of Ed that you’d like to share, please email to [email protected] or mail to PO Box 469, Lockwood, CA 93932
Arrangements were entrusted to Eddington Funeral Services, 429 Bassett St., King City, (831) 385-5400, www.EFS-Cares.com .