Mr. Joe W. Mullis, Sr., 81, of 106 Southwood Drive, Statesville, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
He was a born June 7, 1931, in Gadsden, Alabama, and was the son of the late Arthur and Thelma Bull Mullis. He was a retired truck driver and had served in the US Marine Corps.
He is survived by his wife Shirlene York Mullis whom he married in 1972; three sons, Joe Mullis, Jr. (Cindy) of Lake Wylie, SC, Michael Mullis (Patty) of Charlotte and Bric Mullis (Joann) of Statesville; two sisters, Cleo “Boots” Cloninger of Stanley and Carol Jones of Harrisburg; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services celebrating Joe’s life will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Beulah Heights Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Trent Patterson officiating. Interment will follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com.Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements