|Birth: ||Sep. 5, 1924|
|Death: ||Apr. 8, 2008|
Wed, 09 Apr 2008
William Mullen Jr., 83, of Paris, passed away at 2:27 a.m. EDT Tuesday (April 8, 2008) at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind. He was retired after over twenty-five years as an electrician with IBEW #725.
Services celebrating his life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday (April 11) at the Templeton Funeral Home in Paris. Burial will follow in Edgar Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post #211 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3601. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Mullen was born September 5, 1924 in Paris, the son of the late William Franklin Mullen and the late Stella Vizena (Ryan) Mullen. He married Cora F. Elledge on April 19, 1946 at the Nazarene parsonage in Paris.
Survivors include his wife of sixty-one years; a son, William David (Janet) Mullen of Mattoon; a daughter, Barbara Jean (David) Birchfield of LaPorte, Ind.; five grandchildren, Clayton and Ryan Mullen both of Chicago, Cody Mullen of Champaign, and Seth Birchfield and Carrie Steuer both of LaPorte, Ind.; four great-grandchildren, Katelyn and Hannah Birchfield and Madison and Andrew Steuer; and several nieces and nephews. He was precedd in death by five brothers and six sisters.
Mr. Mullen served in the U.S. Army Engineers in the WWII Pacific Theatre, earning the rank of sergeant. He attended First Church of the Nazarene of Paris and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3601. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and spending time with his family, grandchildren, and extended family.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorials be made to the First Church of the Nazarene of Paris or to the Compassionate Food Pantry.
Stella Vizina Ryan Mullen (1884 - 1965)
Mabel Mae Justice Simons (1902 - 1978)*
Marvel Justice Mullins (1906 - 1960)*
Millard Henry Justice (1908 - 1908)*
Milton Harry Justice (1908 - 1958)*
Milo John Justice (1911 - 1989)*
Bernard George Justice (1913 - 1948)*
Frances Ellen Justice Cravens (1918 - 1993)*
Esther Lavern Mullen Alldredge (1922 - 2006)*
William Junior Mullen (1924 - 2008)
Norma Jean Mullen (1926 - 1926)*
Created by: Suze
Record added: Jun 12, 2008
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