Mullis, Boyce Reid

Mr. Mullis, 76, of Monroe, formerly of Charlotte, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2010 at his home.
Boyce was born August 21, 1934, a son of the late Luther William and Mary Hagler Mullis.
He worked for 42 years in the commercial tile and ceiling business. He was employed with Southern Flooring for many years, before becoming Vice President of Gainey Acoustical and Flooring. He later started his own business, M&M Flooring, where he worked until his retirement in 1999. Boyce served in the United States Army in 1954 during the Korean War Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1956.
He was a man of integrity and character and was loved and respected by everyone he knew. He was a man who loved his family, especially his wife Tempie, and his cherished children and grandchildren. Boyce was always kind to everyone, never met a stranger and loved to talk to people about his garden and politics.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Tempie Murphy Mullis; sons, Rev. Joe Mullis and wife, Jill, and Randy Mullis; daughter, Robin Mullis Abernathy Franklin and husband, Mark; six grandchildren, Bo Abernathy, Luke Abernathy, Brett Abernathy, Hunter Mullis, Sam Mullis and Logan Mullis, all of Monroe. He is also survived by brothers, Ralph Mullis of Mint Hill and Bill Mullis and wife, Bonnie, of Monroe; sister, Dean Curlee and husband, Hurley, of Charlotte; and sister-in-law, Pat Mullis of Mint Hill.
Boyce was preceded in death by an infant son, Daniel Paul Mullis, brothers, Paul Mullis and Dick Mullis, and sisters, Geraldine Smith and Loree Benton.
His family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road. A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Mullis and the Rev. Tommy Ross officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region, 1420 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.
Published in Charlotte Observer from November 14 to November 15, 2010

December 06, 2010

We are extremely sorry for the loss of Boyce. He was always the best of what real people should be, and always there to help not matter what. I was on a job site in Lancaster SC when I heard of his passing. He was known all over this area and all that had the pleasure to work with him loved him very much. Jim Hagler and the entire Hagler family

November 17, 2010

Please know that you all have been in our thoughts and prayers. May you feel the peace of God as he carries you through your grief. We know Boyce will be greatly missed. Thank God for our memories! We love you all! Christi, John, Sydney and Lyndsey

November 17, 2010

Joe, I was so sorry to hear that your dad passed away. Know that you are in our prayers and we love you. Dennis & Audrey Benton

November 16, 2010

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Yates enjoyed the M&M name and the pleasure of being his friend. He talked about Boyce all the time. Carolyn and Yates McCall

November 16, 2010

Vickie and Mike,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences as you go through yet another time of grief. I am a firm believer that God gives us what He can handle. It’s our job to allow Him to carry it. We are at an age when our parents, aunts, uncles and other family members are going on to their rest and reward.
Blessings of peace and comfort to you as you go through this time.

November 15, 2010

My deepest sympathy to Boyce’s family and all who knew and loved him. Dean Curlee and I were in school together and my paternal grandmother, Lenora Hagler Hargett, was his aunt. Find strength from the loving support of friends and family. May all the wonderful memories sustain you in the years to come. Linda Hargett Cormack

November 14, 2010

I am so sad to hear about Mr Mullis leaving this world, I am sure that he will be welcomed in the great beyond. I had the pleasure of being around Boyce for several years and always was treated very well by him. He was one of a kind for sure. He will be missed by many and loved by most.
Bob Fister

November 14, 2010

While we weep for you here, I can hear your infectious laugh as you join my mommy, daddy (Adina and Bill Shuping), Uncle Robert and Aunt Hamlet above. We are gonna miss you but we will see you again. Rest In Peace Uncle Boyce, I love you…

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