Coach Lon Tullos

Lon Francis Tullos was born October 1, 1921, in Leggett, Texas, to Clarence Carter Tullos and Annie

Lon Francis Tullos - A true gentleman

Lon Francis Tullos - A true gentleman

Elizabeth Tullos. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 2, 2008.

My first memory of coach Tullos was going with the Brazosport sophomore basketball team in 1959 to Sweeny and eating hamburgers after the game at the Bulldog drive-in. My last memories of him were his driving the bus for my Brazoswood JV basketball team to Port Lavaca each year during the 70’s for the district JV tournament. I intentionally never got a bus drivers license so I could request a driver and he was always ready to go.

Lon graduated from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and came to the Brazosport area in 1947 after serving in the Navy in World War II. He participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy as well as stops in Okinawa, The Philippines, Shanghai, Taku Bar in China and Jinsen in Korea.

Lon began his teaching and coaching career at Velasco Junior High. He also taught at Clute Junior High and Brazoswood High School for a total of 38 years in the Brazosport Independent School District.

Lon was an officer in the Brazosport Teachers Credit Union for 47 years. He also was active in the Velasco Cemetery Association and the Stephen F. Austin 500.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Martha (Skinnner) Tullos; three sons, Lon Jr. and wife, Jaydean, of The Woodlands, Alan and wife, Anna, of Lake Jackson, and Gordon and wife, Tina, of Reading, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Trent Alan, Alissa Ann and Alanna Terese Tullos, Heather and Cory Grubb; two sisters, Doris Jean Atchley of Livingston and Florence Maze of Leggett and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lon was preceded in death by his parents; his brother,

C. C. Tullos Jr.; sister, Lorraine Stavast; and three brothers-in-law.

Memorial services will be held at Velasco Baptist Church, 800 N. Ave. F., Freeport, on Tuesday, August 5, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Chris Moore officiating.

The family would like to thank friends and A-Med Community Hospice for their concern and care.

Memorials can be made to Velasco Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2260, Freeport, Texas 77542; Stephen F. Austin 500, P.O. Box 703, Angleton, Texas 77516, or A-Med Community Hospice, 8901 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Suite B, Texas City, Texas 77591.

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2 responses to “Coach Lon Tullos

  1. Duane Keprta

    Mr. Tullos was one of the best teachers I ever had! What a great guy! A story about Coach Tullos’ dry wit: When I had him in 9th grade Physical Science at B’wood, I brought a sack of potatos we had grown on our land in East Bernard. Probably 25 years later, I saw him at the Clute Post Office, I came up to him, shook his hand, saying ‘Don’t know if you remember me or not, had you in 9th grade, how have you been?’ Coach Tullos: “Well to tell you the truth, I haven’t been doing very well lately” ‘Oh no,’ I say ‘What’s going on?’ Coach Tullos: “No one will bring me any potatos!”

  2. John Tullos

    Coach Tullos had to be related to my father Will J. Tullos Jr. My grandparents had a track of land in Legget TX and my dad was raised in Livingston TX The physical apperance is remarkably similar

    John Tullos
    Corpus Christi TX

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