John Mullins Obituary

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We are sad to announce that on January 19, 2023 we had to say goodbye to John Mullin (Aiken, South Carolina). Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of John Mullin to show support.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 1pm at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky with Bobby Isaac, Roger Johnson & Vernon Johnson officiating

John Paul Mullins, age 70 of Clay City, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2023 at UK Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky. He was born May 11, 1952 in Virgie, Kentucky to the late Verlin Paul & Barbara Faye Rife Mullins. He was the husband of Kathy Johnson Mullins. Along with his wife he is survived by his Stepson; Jason (Kayla) Johnson, Stepdaughter; Erica (Larry) Baskin, Sister: Pricilla Compton of Weeksbury, Kentucky; A Host of Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, & Uncles. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.Graveside services for John Wayne Mullins, 75, of Cleburne, Texas will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas with Pastor David Danielson officiating.

John Mullins passed away Monday, March 20, 2023 at his home. He was born in Fort Worth on February 5, 1948, the son of Jane (Sheeds) and Randolph Mullins. John married Ilona Beal on November 27, 1965.
John is survived by his wife, Ilona; daughter, Cathleen Clovis and husband, Damon; grandchildren, Parker and Hunter Clovis, Brittney LaRoux and husband, Dustin, Hannah Christopherson and husband, David, and Mati Mullins; and great grandchildren, Clayton Scott and Jack Nolan Christopherson; numerous nieces and nephews; other family members and friends.

John was known to “hot rod” around Santa Barbara in the 1950’s, so it was no surprise that he would make a career in the automative business that would continue for over 60 years, starting first with the Chevrolet division of General Motors in Van Nuys. While living there, he met the love of his life, Lauren Leventhal, and they married in 1963. He spent the 60’s and early 70’s with GM, which took him to San Diego and Washington state with Chevrolet. Having enough of the corporate life, John decided to venture out on his own to start Mission City Leasing in 1975. The family picked up from San Diego, and moved to his hometown of Santa Barbara. He also owned the local Chevrolet dealership Fixe Star Chevrolet for a period of time in the mid 1980’s. Mission City Auto Center was a longtime fixture on lower State Street in the 1980’s, and then later on Hollister Avenue as a seller of work trucks. Many customers became friends and would stop by to just shoot the breeze with “Papa John”.
In his spare time, when John wasn’t out chopping wood and collecting western memorabilia he was an amazing silversmith. Taught by his father Dean Mullins, John made beautiful silver and gold western belt buckles, hat bands and earrings for family and friends.

John was a local boy who grew up on a horse ranch in Montecito, and attended local schools. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School, class of 1956 and then attended Oregon State on a football scholarship, playing for legendary caoch Tommy Prothro, on a team that went to the 1956 Rose Bowl.

John is survived by Lauren, to whom he was married of 58 years; his children Todd (Corby), Marc (Renee), Jennifer Fisher (Kevin); his grandchildren Addison, Mackenna, Shane, Drew; his sister Jeanette Taylor, brother Gary Mullins, and numerous nieces and nephews.
“Papa John” was a master on the wood fired grill. Legendary tri-tips and ribs, with chopped peppers were standard fire for gatherings with family and friends. Everyday was a good day for a frie in the hearth, as he “twice warmed” our hearts.John was a wonderful man and father. He was a dear, true friend and he always saw the good in people. He loved fishing, camping and NASCAR. John loved rooting for his UT football team and he was an avid reader. John C. Mullins, age 71 of Kingsport, entered into the glories of Heaven on March 5, 2022, at his residence. John was born on August 14, 1950 in Dickerson County, VA to Shirley and Anna Lee Mullins. On January 5, 1990, John married the love of his life, Patricia Carroll, and after 32 years of a beautiful life together, she survives. John was preceded in death by his parents; son, Johns Charles Harvey; brothers, Frank Mullins, and Paul Mullins. Those left to cherish John’s memory are his wife, Patricia Mullins; daughter, Lori Crossnoe and husband Jeffrey; great-great nephews, Joshua, Justice, Aaron, Bailey, and Dalton; and life-long friends, Billy Greer, James Ray, Dale Bishop, and Doc.Funeral sermons include remarks (eulogies) made by ministers regarding the life of a deceased person. In Germany, these sermons were often collected and published. The middle and wealthier classes were more likely to have sermons for their dead, but sermons can occasionally be found for farmers, printers, or soldiers. Protestants started the practice and made the most funeral sermons, but Catholic priests also followed the custom.Published funeral sermons were most popular from about 1550 to about 1750. They usually contain information such as names, dates, places, relatives, life histories, and sometimes pedigrees for many generations. Eulogies are subject to error because the information was given by relatives who did not always remember facts accurately.If you find a phrase like “with sermon” [“mit Predigt”] in a burial record, check for a published funeral sermon. If you suspect a funeral sermon was given for one of your ancestors, you can contact archives in the area where you ancestor was buried, asking for help finding the sermon. Published abstracts are often available. Two helpful lists of funeral sermon collections and indexes are listed below:

The original records are from about 450 repositories. The index is called the Union Catalog for German Collections of Personal Writings and Eulogies (see the “Archives and Libraries” section).