Mullis, Charles Sr.

Charles Robert Mullis Sr., 44, died May 26, 2010, at home.

Visitation to be held at 1:30 pm today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Hall, 3900 Wisconsin St., followed by a service at 2:30 p.m. A gathering of family and friends will be held at 2741 Seafarer Loop immediately after services. In the spirit of Charlie’s favorite color and football team, please wear black and silver and/or Raiders clothing.

Charlie was born in Teaneck, N.J., and moved to Alaska as a young boy. As a child he was very active in sports, most notably wowing the baseball community as a left-handed catcher. He attended Service High School and graduated from SAVE High School in Anchorage in 1984. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, spending time overseas in Germany. At a very young age, he showed his talent for fixing things and turned this into a 20-year career as an automotive technician. He graduated from Charter College in 2008 and impressed teachers and staff with his natural inclination for all things computer. He began working for Charter and quickly advanced to director of network administration.

In 1991, he met Deneise Mayo and they married May 19, 1991. This union gave him the loving honor of being stepdad to Kahla Kristine Krause. On March 18, 1992, he and Deneise welcomed Malaurie Jean Mullis into the world.

On Sept. 8, 1998, he married childhood friend Cindie Hollingsworth and on Oct. 23, 1999, they had a son, Charles Robert Mullis Jr.

His family wrote: “Charlie loved his family dearly and was so proud to attend Malaurie’s high school graduation last week. Whether at work or at home, Charlie gave his all and never gave up until a problem was solved. Liked instantly by all he met, this is very apparent by the outpouring of sentiment on his Facebook page.”

He is survived by his parents, Beverly and Dill Mullis; his children; his wife, Cindie; his sisters, Kathleen Matson and Pat Hopkins; brothers, Mark and Steve Mullis; nieces, Kelsey Mullis, Pamela Mullis-Ferris, Tamera Kreinhop, Kate Thorne, Anna Johnson and Piper Matson; nephews, Joey Mullis, Connor Johnson and Graham Johnson; great-niece, Beverly Ferris; great-nephews, Wyatt Ferris and Michael Kreinhop; and in-laws, James Nitchman and Marcy Sanders. Additionally, as a lifelong Alaskan, Charlie will be greatly missed by a multitude of friends and his extended family at Charter College.

Published in from June 2 to June 3, 2010

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