Mullis, Jackson Paul

MT. CROGHAN – Jackson Paul Mullis, 83, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006.

A funeral service was held at noon Monday, Nov. 6 from Cross Roads Baptist Church with military honors and Masonic funeral rites at the graveside.

Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church Building Fund, 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Mineral Springs, N.C., Mr. Mullis was a son of the late Harvey Wilson Mullis and Brite Vickery Mullis.

He lived in Union and Mecklenburg counties in North Carolina before retiring to Mt. Croghan. Mr. Mullis was a United States Army combat veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater. He owned and operated several service stations and an auto repair shop in Charlotte, N.C., opened Monroe Radiator Works, PMI and Golden Hammer Builders. Mr. Mullis enjoyed automotive racing and owned teams in micro midgets and stock car, rookie, semi modified and sportsman classes. He later became a track official. Before retiring

Mr. Mullis was a member of Morning Star Lutheran Church, serving as deacon, youth group leader and new building chairman. He was a Master Mason at East Gate Lodge A.F.A.M. 692 in Charlotte, continuing in Masonry to complete the York Rite, and was a Life Sponsor of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation. Upon retirement Mr. Mullis moved to Mt. Croghan where he enjoyed farming, hunting and running his beagles. He had many dogs to win field trial awards, trophies and ribbons. Mr. Mullis became a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, Ruby Lodge A.F.A.M. 314 and a member of the local American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Creech Mullis; a daughter, Jan Mullis Lechleider; a son, Gary Paul (Collette) Mullis; four grandchildren, Jason Paul (Tracy) Mullis, Karen Mullis (Patrick) Kent, Jeffrey Paul (Susan) Craven and Kimberly Craven (Troy) Pope; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Myrtle Freeman.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

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