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Obituaries-02/15/19

Roy Mullins

Dec. 30, 1930 — Feb. 13, 2019

Roy Mullins, 88, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at his residence. The Lawrence County native was born Dec. 30, 1930, the son of the late Hobert and Addie Keaton Mullins. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty G. Waddle Mullins, whom he married Nov. 22, 1952.
Mr. Mullins was a graduate of Pedro High School and a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a former employee of Coal Terminal Inc. for more than 20 years and a Lawrence County deputy sheriff. He was the owner of Mullins Service Station and Tire Shop and also a member of the VFW. Mr. Mullins was a born again Christian and was of the Baptist faith. He was also a former trustee for Elizabeth Township and a board member for the Rock Hill School District.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Jeffery L. Mullins; two sisters, Phyllis Kelley and Florence Smith; and two brothers, Hobert “Whitey” Mullins and Lloyd Mullins.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Pam (Rick) Stover, of Chesapeake, and Debbie (Tim) Akers, of Ironton; a sister, Sue (Joe) Joseph Madden, of Kentucky; three grandchildren, Jessica (Zack) Travis, Katie (Matt) Cole and Adam (Danielle) Crabtree; seven great-grandchildren, Morgan and Marlee Travis, Jacob and Madison Crabtree and Grayson Cole, Olivia Blythe and Brady Akers; and many special and close friends.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with pastor Billy McFann officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery with military graveside rites by VFW Post 8850. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.