Robert “Ray” Mullis, 87, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Born in York County, SC, he was the son of the late Walter and Ella Lillian Sandifer Mullis.
Mr. Mullis retired from the United States Air Force after 26 years of service. He served in World War II and Vietnam and retired with the rank of Master Sergeant. He was a member of Lowell-Smyre United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Mullis was preceded in death by his brother, James Oliver Mullis.
Mr. Mullis is survived by his beloved wife, Willie J. Mullis; step-sons, Rick Hipp and wife, Jessica, and Randy Hipp and wife, Patricia; step-daughter, Leigh Ann Hayes and husband, Don; sister, Faye Vails; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends of Mr. Mullis are invited to attend his visitation beginning at 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM Wednesday at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia with his funeral service to follow at 2:00 PM from the graveside at Gaston Memorial Park with military rites presented by the Gaston County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Lowell-Smyre United Methodist Church, 210 N Main Street, Lowell, NC 28098.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family where condolences may be sent online at www.mcleanfuneral.com