John David “J.D.” Mullis, 56, of Tifton died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Tift Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 15, 2011, in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. Rev. Joseph Crumley will officiate with burial to follow in Lawrence Cemetery. Perry Mullis Matthew Mullis, Randy Brady, Tim Brady, John Hodge and Andy Hodge will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Hogan and George Smith. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 14, 2011, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.
Mr. Mullis was born on May 14, 1955 in Enigma and was the son of Ollie B. Mullis and Willie Kate Lawrence Mullis, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Shannon Lee Mullis; two sisters, Sherel Mullis and Carol Mullis; two nephews, Dorsey King and Roger King; and several aunts and uncles. He was employed by Adcock Pecans and had lived in Tifton 36 years. He loved to fish, loved to help people and loved to play checkers.
Mr. Mullis is survived by his wife, Candy Lutisia Harmon Mullis of Tifton; one son and daughter-in-law, Davie Shane and Lori Mullis of Tifton; six sisters and five brothers-in-law, Elaine Gardner of Tifton, Kay and Jackie Wilson of Albany, Margie and Kermit Cole of Norman Park, Thelma and James E. Smith of Ty Ty, Sylvia and Tim Brady of Tifton and Deborah Jo and Lee Plair of Enigma; two brothers and one sister-in-law, James H. Mullis of Ty Ty and Earl and Patricia Mullis of Enigma; one aunt and uncle, Carolyn and Wayne Harris of Tifton; nephews, Bobby Wilson, Wesley V. Jordan III, James E. Smith Jr., Randy Brady, Wayne Brady, Matthew Mullis, Perry Mullis, Coby Mullis, Alexander Mullis and Brian Castleberry; nieces, Christine Klopenstein, Vicky Miley, Michelle Rice and Christen Mullis; several great-nieces and great-nephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Shirley and Freddie Hodge of Tifton, Steve and Pat Harmon of Normandy, Tennessee and Dennis and Sue Harmon of Tullahoma, Tennessee; and nephews and their wives, John and Kelley Hodge, Jack Hodge, Andrew Hodge, Lilly and Sadie Hodge, Danny and Brandy Harmon and their children.