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Walter Ray 'Bud' Mullins, 81, passed away unexpectedly at
Holston Valley on March 17, 2012, Kingsport, Sullivan Co
He was born June 27, 1930, in Kingsport, and was a
lifelong resident of the area.
He graduated from Cleveland High School in Scott County,
VA, and later served in the U.S. Air Force. He was
employed by the Kingsport Press, where he met his wife,
Patsy. He later worked for the Kingsport Times News and
retired from Mason-Dixon Trucking. He enjoyed traveling
and photography and was very active at the Kingsport
Senior Center. He received several gold metals including
National Champion of Shuffleboard for the Senior Olympics.
Walter was a member of Cowan's Branch Baptist Church.
He was born to the late Horrie and Mary Belle Tate Mullins.
Walter was also preceded in death by his wife of 44 years,
Patsy Allen Mullins; brother, Jimmy Wayne Mullins; and
sisters, Freda Mullins and Lorene Snapp.
Survivors include three sons, Danny Mullins and wife
Sonja, of Ooltewah, TN, David Mullins and wife Lisa, of
Limestone, TN, and Donnie Mullins and wife Freida, of
Greer, SC; two daughters, Denise Wooten and husband Mike,
of Kingsport, TN, and Dede Mullins, of Kingsport, TN; six
grandchildren, Brian Mullins, Scott Mullins, Matthew
Mullins, Andrew Mullins, Amy Wooten Fugate, and Joey
Wooten; one great grandchild, Brennan Fugate; two brothers,
Gene Mullins and Emory Mullins; four sisters, Carolyn
Leftwich, June Begley, Cleo Cleek, and Letha Mullins;
special uncle and aunt, Lloyd and Jamie Tate; and several
nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Monday, March 19, 2012,
from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., at East Lawn Funeral Home.
Funeral services will begin at 7 p.m., at the funeral home
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2012,
at 12 noon, at East Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingsport Senior
East Lawn Funeral Home is honored to serve the Mullins
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