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Thomas Michael Hulsey, age 76

Thomas Michael “Mike” Hulsey, age 76, of El Dorado, Arkansas passed away with his family by his side, on February 25, 2022.  

He was preceded in death by his parents Belva Jane and Thomas A Hulsey and sister Jane Silvertooth.  He is survived by his sons Michael Hulsey and Alex Hulsey (Amy) of El Dorado, grandchildren Alexa and Audrey, and niece Shannon Davis (Ken).

Mike was raised and spent most of his life in El Dorado, later living in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  After attending Henderson State University, Mike worked for Burroughs Corporation (now Unisys) in the South and Midwest, becoming the top salesperson in his region.  He then moved back to El Dorado to help his father while working for Great Lakes Chemical for over 25 years. During this time Mike founded Eli Fuller Inc., a small business offering banking business machines and office supplies for 30 years.

Mike was friendly, kind, and giving to everyone he met.  He loved attending church, learning about God’s word, leading small groups, and helping with Bible lessons for children.  He served as a substitute teacher, transported children with special needs to school, drove individuals without transportation to medical appointments, and supported school programs for Indigenous Americans.  Mike was passionate about causes that benefited people with special needs, volunteering his time at what is now called the South Arkansas Development Center for Children & Families and Abilities Unlimited in Hot Springs Village.

Mike was an engaged loving father, always prioritizing his family and taking time for his kids.  He did not want to be praised for who he helped or his contributions.  He was a humble person and gave of himself so that others could thrive.  If Mike was here today, he would ask us to continue loving and serving others better than he did.

A visitation will take place at 1:00 PM, Friday, March 4, 2022 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in El Dorado followed by a memorial service at 2:00 PM with Rev. Walter Smith and David Reuhr officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to HOPE Landing (www.hopelanding.com/how-to-help/donate.html) P.O. Box 10215, El Dorado, AR  71730 or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72026. 501-982-3400.

12 Comments

  • Rick and Cathy Clem Posted March 1, 2022 3:46 PM

    Mike and JuLee,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With love, Rick and Cathy Clem

    • Amy Hulsey Posted March 7, 2022 1:11 PM

      From the Hulsey family, thank you so much!

  • Wendy Walton Posted March 1, 2022 7:02 PM

    Mike was always a joy to be in the presence of. So happy he is now healed.

    • Amy Hulsey Posted March 7, 2022 1:11 PM

      Thank you Wendy!

  • Carol A Scheett Posted March 4, 2022 12:53 PM

    Prayers are with the family, I am truly blessed to have known Mike and his family in my life.

    • Amy Hulsey Posted March 7, 2022 1:10 PM

      Thanks so much Carol.

  • Shawna Endel Pate Posted March 4, 2022 7:12 PM

    I thought so much of Mike. He was always so friendly. Just a privilege to have known him.

    • Amy Hulsey Posted March 7, 2022 1:10 PM

      Thank you so much Shawna!

  • Buddy Jackson Posted March 4, 2022 7:55 PM

    Mike and I grew up together. Lots of good memories. Prayers for his family.

    • Amy Hulsey Posted March 7, 2022 1:10 PM

      Thank you so much Buddy Jack!

  • Suzi (Dickson) Dennis Posted March 9, 2022 12:22 PM

    Mike and I grew up together. Grade school and beyond. He was always one of the nicest and gentlest people I know. I have only very fond memories of him. God Bless. We will all see him again.

  • Steve Leverette Posted May 17, 2022 2:32 PM

    Mike was a good friend both in school and later when he had Eli Fuller and worked out of The Exchange Bank building. Always enjoyed visiting with him at the bank and church. Sorry, I missed his services.

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