Mullis Sr., T.O. “Tommy”

427402_220wMr. T.O. ‘Tommy’ Mullis Sr. died Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at his home in Ashford. He was 59.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2009, at the Ward Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hosea Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery under the direction of Ward Wilson Funeral Home.

The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2009. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to the

National Kidney Foundation or to the

American Diabetes Association.

Mr. Mullis was born April 2, 1949, in Dothan, the son of the late John Olen Mullis and Runa Tolar Mullis. He was a member of the Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Webb and was a retired policeman from the Dothan and Eufaula Police Departments. He loved his work and was very dedicated to it. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and a hero to many. Mr. Mullis was a lifetime member of the F.O.P.

Survivors include his wife, Berta Mullis of Ashford; daughter, Tamara Mullis Sumner and her husband, Nick of LaGrange, Ga.; sons, Tommy “Little Tommy” Mullis II of Dothan, Tim Mullis and his wife, Marley of Ashford; sister, Sara Lewis and her husband, Robert of Dothan; grandchildren, ElizabethAnne, Timothy Olen Mullis and Christopher Bohhan.

Ward Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory, (334) 792-4194, is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guest book at

Published in the Dothan Eagle on 3/19/2009


April 02, 2009
Berta, Tamara, Tim, Tommy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Tommy was such a blessing to so many – my family included. I am praying that the peace of God that surpasses our understanding will guard and heal your hearts during this time of loss. Love to you all.

Anne Savage,

Eufaula, Alabama

March 21, 2009
Mrs Berta my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Tommy was a wonderful person, friend, and policeman. I have long admired the values he displayed to everyone.You all are in our prayers.

Braxton McLain,

Eufaula, Alabama

March 20, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Gerald and Sandra Kelley,

Eufaula, Alabama


March 20, 2009
I am truly sorry for your loss. Tommy Mullis was a good man. Tommy wrote me the first traffic ticket I ever recieved (yes, I did run the stop sign) and we became very good friends a short while later when I worked with Pilcher’s Ambulance. I will never forget him and know he is a good place. God bless the Mullis family.

Jimmy Johnson,

Oxford, Alabama


March 20, 2009
Tommy will be missed in this world, but I know that the Lord will be using him in Heaven. Our prayers are with all of you at this time. I pray the Lord will carry all of you in his hands to help you get through this difficult time. I know the Lord will give you strength to carry on. Job 8:9

Stan & Deborah DeVane,

Dothan, Alabama

March 19, 2009
Berta, Tommy, Timmy, Tamara and Family,
I am holding each of you close in prayer. I pray that God will give each of you special strength to go through the difficult days ahead.
I pray that your tears will be replaced with smiles of special memories that you will now hold more dear than ever.
I am so sorry that I can’t be there with you, but you know my situation with Mother.
Please remember that I love you all and I am just a phone call away…

Susan Mullis Taylor,

Birmingham, Alabama


March 19, 2009
Miss Berta, the first of the month will never be the same for me–I will treasure every moment Mr. Tommy leaned on the counter to talk. You, Tommy, Timmy, and Tamara are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep in touch.

Ursula (UJ) Collins,

Eufaula, Alabama

March 19, 2009
To the Mullis Family:

I knew Tommy about 20 years ago when I worked as a magistrate for the City of Dothan. When I first went to work there, we were in the “old” police department. We worked only a few short feet apart. He was always one of my favorite people and I will truly miss him. I know that I speak for Jim as well. Please let us know if you ever need anything.

Susie Stanley

March 19, 2009
We’re very sorry for your loss. You and all the family are in our prayers.
Mrs. Sara, we love you. Everyone at Piney Grove is praying for you, too.

Wanda, Keith, & Kayra White,

Rehobeth, Alabama

March 19, 2009

Tommy was a good man, and I will miss him very much.

Marty Wagner
Eufaula, Alabama

March 19, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything I can to to help; please call.

Loretta & Bobby Meredith,

Slocomb, Alabama

March 19, 2009
Tommy Mullis was an unique person.He was one of my few favorite people.I have missed him since his retirement from Dothan P.D.I thoroughly enjoyed working with him for a few short years.Rest in peace Tommy, you deserve it. May God bless his family and loved ones.

Robert DAVIS,

Rehobeth, Alabama


March 19, 2009
T. O. was exceptional Police Officer who stood above the rest. He taught us how to “POLICE” and how to have fun with the best. With a smile and a wink he would put one in jail, write a ticket, for ever playing practical jokes and every day was a test. On a Police Harley he could ride circles around us with a laugh, rain or shine. A friend of mine Tommy was with a big heart, a big smile, a friend I will miss. Thank you to his family for sharing him with us, a good man, a good Policeman, and a good friend.

Nicholas Mark Monday DPD ret.,

Tallahassee, Florida

March 19, 2009
Tommy, Sorry to hear about your father. We certainly thought a lot of him. Just to let you know that our prayers are with you and the rest of the family during this difficult time. God Bless.

Eddie Ingram & Family,

Webb, Alabama

March 19, 2009
Mr. Tommy Mullis was a great man. He cared very deeply for his family. I had so much respect for him. God Bless this family. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers.

Beverly Bruce Wilkes,

Dothan, Alabama

March 19, 2009
Joey and I are sorry for your loss and if there is anything we can do let us know.

amy franklin,

dothan, Alabama

March 19, 2009
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.

Nathan Stanton,

Midland City, Alabama

March 19, 2009
Berta,little Tommy,Timmy,and Tamara ,I know what you are going through.Please take pride in the type of man your father was.He loved his family,and his community,and we loved him too.Heaven has another angel.

Jay and Anita Bowden,

webb, Alabama

March 18, 2009
To Berta and Family, my heart broke when I heard about Tommy’s passing. I thought of him so often, but never seemed to find the time to stop by and see him or give him a call. Now it’s too late, but I know he’ll probably forgive me. That was Tommy! My sincerest condolences, and I know God will give you the strength to go on and the peace of knowing that Tommy’s not hurting any more. I know he’ll be missed so very much by us all…but he’ll never be forgotten. God bless you all…

Jim Reese (LT, Retired, EPD),

Eufaula, Alabama

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