Wilmington man turns 100, plans to keep driving

Joe Hull of Wilmington has turned 100 (WECT)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – A 100-year-old man was honored with a surprise party at Wilmington Surgical on Tuesday for his huge milestone.

For Joe Hull, age is just a number, and 100 is no exception.

“Everybody else thinks it’s special, I guess except me,” Hull said.

“I just think it’s nice to show that we notice, we care and it’s just a huge milestone,” said Kaycie Grise, a nurse at the office, “You don’t hear about a lot of people still around at his age and not even just around, but doing so well.”

Hull still drives himself, and has no plans to stop.

“I’ve been driving 84 years now,” Hull added. “And my next license will be when I’m 105.”

“You can tell that he doesn’t feel old. He’s still young at heart,” Grise said. “Really to him age is just a number.”

Hull is also a member of the Silver Sneakers, a senior exercise group.

“I guess I have the honor of being the oldest member,” Hull said.

He said there’s no trick to a long life.

“I just say the genes, and a good guardian angel,” Hull said.

He does, however, have some advice for enjoying it.

“Another reason for living long is don’t worry too much,” Hull added.

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