David E. Coultas, Sr.

Born: Fri., Nov. 15, 1957
Died: Wed., Feb. 3, 2021

Service To Be Held At Later Date

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David E. Coultas, Sr., age 63, of rural Hull, IL passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.  He was born on November 15, 1957 in Vandalia, MO to Roy and Shirley Britt Coultas.  He married Janet Harrison on September 30, 1977 at his parents home in Hull, and she survives.

David graduated from West Pike in 1976.  He started farming in Monroe City, MO and then took on farm manager positions in McHenry, IL and later Walnut, IL.  While living in Walnut, he bought his first semitruck and became an over the road truck driver working for Dixon Myers Trucking Company and went on to own two more semitrucks and did contract work.  After returning to the Hull area, David continued driving semis and worked for a time with Steve Smith as an autobody mechanic and then later returned to trucking working for McNay Trucking and Reichert Trucking before retiring.  After retirement, he started doing illustrations that were published in children’s books.  

David was of the Christian faith and attended the Hannibal True Church.  He loved hunting, especially deer and enjoyed remodeling his house and teaching his sons the trade.  Each year he held a family reunion on the 4th of July where he cooked fish for all of his family and friends.  David was stubborn but ornery and was at his best when he was with his family or outside with nature.

He is survived by two sons, David (Michelle) Coultas, Jr. of Hull, IL and Austin Coultas of Quincy, IL; two grandchildren, Max Flowers and Milee Flowers; two brothers, Michael (Theresa) Coultas of Colona, IL and Joseph Burnett of Missouri; and four sisters, Rhonda (Kevin) Watkins of Texas, Connie (Johnnie) Meyers of Hull, IL Nancy (John) Ferrell of Barry, IL and Melissa Bradshaw of Hull, IL.

He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Shirley and Edward Burnett; father, Roy Coultas; two brothers, Daniel Burnett, Timothy Burnett and a brother in infancy.

Services will be held at a later date and cremation rites have been accorded.  Memorials are suggested to be made to the Hull-Kinderhook Fire Department.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in David's memory to the following organization:

Hull-Kinderhook Fire Department

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