Funeral Services for Fulton Mullis, Jr., age 81, will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at First Baptist Church Bemis with Dr. Randy Wheeler and Dr. Mark McSwain officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens.Mr. Mullis died Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
He was born June 16, 1931 in Scotts Hill, TN, the son of the late Nannie Davis Mullis and Fulton Mullis, Sr. He served in the U.S. Army with the 11th Airborne Division from 1955-1957 and was stationed in Germany.
Mr. Mullis worked in the aluminum industry for Conalco/Ormet for 40 years and retired in 1997 as Industrial Engineer Manager. He was an active member of First Baptist Church Bemis for 56 years and served as a Deacon for 46 years. He also worked in the youth department for over 50 years, served as Chairman of Deacons, Chairman of Trustees, and Chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee. After retiring, Mr. Mullis spent his time repairing and maintaining the Church building. Some of his most enjoyable days were attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. There was no place too far or weather too bad to keep him from being there. In most recent years, Mr. Mullis loved spending time with and taking care of his great granddaughter, Tenley. In addition, Mr. Mullis was a volunteer with the Hospice Program, Meals on Wheels and the Room in the Inn Homeless Ministry.
Mr. Mullis was a devout Christian, who loved his family, friends and helping and serving others.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joyce Fesmire Mullis; daughter, Jackie Mullis Dean and husband Tommy; grandchildren, Michelle Dean Allen and Scott Fulton Dean; great granddaughter, Tenley Brooke Allen.
Mr. Mullis was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Joyce Mullis Stanford; his brother, Neal Mullis.Pallbearers will be Buddy Askew, Gary Dorris, Ronald Hamilton, Jimmy Pierce, Ray Rowan and Keith Wooley. Honorary Pallbearers will be First Baptist Church Deacons, Dr. Corey Cain, Rev. Matthew Mincher, Bobby Scoggins, Butch Maddox and Steve Chipman.
Visitation will be Monday, September 10, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. in George A. Smith and Sons South Chapel and Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church Bemis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Bemis Building Fund. George A. Smith and Sons, South Chapel, 731-427-5555